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Mitt Romney Glitter Bomb: Peter Smith Pleads Guilty To Disturbing The Peace For Glitter Bombing After Colo. Caucus (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted: 04/13/2012 8:41 am Updated: 04/13/2012 9:01 am

Romney Glitter Bomb
A gay rights activist, not pictured, throws a cup of glitter on Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he walks to the stage at the start of a campaign rally in Eagan, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Associated Press

DENVER -- A college student who tried to "glitter bomb" Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the Colorado caucuses has pleaded guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace.

Twenty-year-old Peter Smith told KCNC-TV that prosecutors dismissed a more serious charge of throwing a missile for the Feb. 7 incident ( ).

Romney was speaking to supporters in Denver and vowing to fight on after losing nonbinding caucus votes in Colorado and Minnesota. While Romney shook hands with supporters, Smith tossed a handful of blue glitter toward Romney, missing the candidate.

At the time, Smith was interning for the Democratic-controlled state Senate. He was fired after the incident.

Smith told the station that he doesn't regret protesting Romney but would choose a different way next time.

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A person is taken out the the room after trying to throw glitter onto Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during an election night rally in Denver, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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