I bet you never knew infamous spokes-native Shawn Brant had Olympic aspirations...
Brant jumped out of his car, grabbed a six-foot-long fishing spear from the rear seat and ran towards the altercation, Lalonde said.*
"His eyes were crazy-looking ... he was in a rage," he said, adding Brant ran up to the scene yelling "'Is it on? Is it on?'" Brant, he said, held the spear only a few feet away from his face, "and at that point, I knew it was time for us to get out of there.
"There was no doubt in my mind he would have stabbed me with it ... he had a crazy look in his eye." As he retreated to his truck, Lalonde said other protesters from up the road were arriving at the scene. "I told Michael to get in his truck and leave, which we did ... we left pretty quickly, of course."
As the two trucks sped away, Brant threw the fishing spear at Lalonde's truck like a javelin thrower, he recalled.
The spear struck the rear tailgate of his vehicle, he added.