Council Member Complains Over Thrown Pen

(AP) Fur may not be flying in Iron Mountain politics, but an airborne pen has led one city council member to make a criminal complaint against a colleague.

Dan Burke says Tina Peterson threw a pen that hit his cheek at a Parks and Recreation Committee meeting last week.

Burke says Peterson threw the pen while swearing at him, then "stormed out." He says it couldn't have been an accident.

Peterson told WLUC-TV she meant to throw the pen to a nearby table and didn't intend to hit him. The Dickinson County prosecutor's office is reviewing the complaint and is expected to announce a decision Friday.


Information from: Chris Abbotts/WLUC-TV,

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