"Secret Service Spat": Agent guarding Pres. Obama's Chicago home allegedly hit by spit

Kevin Lawrence
Cook County Sheriff's Department

(AP) CHICAGO - A Chicago man is charged with spitting on a Secret Service agent who was guarding President Barack Obama's home in Chicago last month.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Kevin Lawrence is accused of spitting into the agent's vehicle outside the home, and hitting the agent in the face and neck on Dec. 29, 2012. He is charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer.

The 46-year-old Lawrence is jailed on $50,000 bail. Cook County Jail records show he was booked Sunday, Jan. 13. The records do not list an attorney for him.

His next court date is Friday, Jan. 18.