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Pizza Guy Bear-Hugs The President

This Associate Press photo is rocketing around social media today. HuffPo has the story:
In Florida for his bus tour on Sunday, President Barack Obama made an unannounced stop at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta in Ft. Pierce. There, the shop's owner, Scott Van Duzer, lifted the president off the ground: Obama entered the shop saying, "Scott, let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I've ever seen," according to a White House pool report. Van Duzer, 46, is a big guy: He is 6' 3" tall and weighs 260 pounds. After Obama was lifted up, he said "Look at that!" Man are you a powerlifter or what?" He continued, according to the pool, talking about Van Duzer's big muscles. "Everybody look at these guns," he said. "If I eat your pizza will I look like that?"
According to the above-linked story, Van Duzer is a lifelong registered Republican who voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again. I'm wondering how the Secret Service handles situations like this.

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