Fine, spent conviction for man who pie-faced Qantas chief Alan Joyce

Tony Overheu leaves Perth Magistrates Court. Photo AAP
Tony Overheu leaves Perth Magistrates Court. Photo AAP

THE Perth man who shoved a lemon meringue pie into the face of Qantas boss Alan Joyce while he delivered a speech has been fined after pleading guilty to four charges including assault.

Tony Overheu, 67, planned the May 9 attack on Mr Joyce in front of 500 people in advance, as a political statement to protest against “high-ranking” people promoting social issues, such as the Qantas CEO’s public support for gay marriage, the Perth Magistrates Court heard.

His lawyer Tom Percy sought a fine and spent conviction so he does not have to disclose a criminal record in his work as a handyman.

This was granted, and Mr Overheu was fined $3600.

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