Like some kind of enraged, unwieldy man-beast, Rob Ford charged through a crowded City Council chamber this afternoon for lord knows what reason (spotted an unclaimed beer?), knocking down Councilwoman Pam McConnell in the process. But he caught her, because he is a gentleman.
Update, 4:25 p.m.: Ford apparently charged through the City Council chamber because his brother Doug was in an argument with a spectator. "This is a seat of democracy, not a football field," says McConnell. "I wasn't ready for it." Rule No. 1 when in the vicinity of Rob Ford: Be ready for literally anything.
McConnell is now reportedly sporting a fat lip.
Cllr McConnell apparently has a fat lip after her collision with the mayor #councilwarwound— Lorenda Reddekopp (@CBCLorenda) November 18, 2013
Update, 5:42 p.m.: Because barreling over a lawmaker is probably not the best defense, Ford has been further stripped of his mayoral powers. Beware the bender.
#BREAKING: Toronto city council strips crack mayor of powers— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 18, 2013