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Someone Allegedly Just Up and Spit on a Secret Service Agent

SHANKSVILLE, PA - SEPTEMBER 11:  A Secret Service agent stands in front of the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial during observances commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, on September 11, 2012 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The nation is commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

What an odd business secret-servicing can be: One minute you're sitting in a car outside President Barack Obama's Chicago house, just standing guard, and the next some guy is (allegedly) spitting on you. And not a little fleck of spit, either. According to police documents charging 46-year-old Kevin Lawrence with aggravated assault on a peace officer for the Dec. 29 incident, Lawrence approached the agent's car and "spit inside the car, hitting the agent’s face and neck." Of all the occupational hazards, that's not one we would have predicted.

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Photo: Jeff Swensen/2012 Getty Images