George Mason University Professor Tyler Cowen‘s lecture on vigilantes got a bit too real this week when a man ran into his Law and Literature class and pepper sprayed him. Cowen reportedly ran into the hall with the intruder in pursuit but an off-duty officer (who happened to be in a class) caught the culprit.
Cowen is a member of the economics faculty but also teaches Law and Economics and other courses at the law school.
The intruder jumped the desk in the fourth floor classroom and sprayed Cowen in the face. Roughly a dozen people including Cowen were treated at the scene.
One reporter has indicated that the intruder was a Mason student.
Cowen is well known that this may be a case out of one of his books: What Price Fame?