Too Much Pepper

For a brief time in 2011, former UC Davis police Lt. John Pike was one of the most famous people on the Internet. You probably remember him better as Pepper-Spray Guy. Well, he was just awarded “$38,000 in workers’ compensation from the university for suffering he experienced after the incident.” Following the viral spread of a video showing Pike pepper-spraying Davis protesters, he received 17,000 angry or threatening emails, 10,000 texts, and even a few hundred letters. Is it really worth thirty-eight grand to get the Internet mad at you again?

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