The woman who fired a shoe at Hillary Clinton in a Las Vegas casino made a bizarre — if not barefoot — appearance at a 2012 Colorado hearing for mass killer James Holmes.
Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, was identified Friday as the footwear-flinging assailant who targeted the former First Lady one day earlier.
Colorado officials also confirmed she was the woman escorted from a court hearing in August 2012 for the suspect accused of killing 12 people and wounding another 70 in an Aurora movie theater.
Ernst appeared at the Holmes hearing wearing a red dress with her head shaved bald — a different look than the blonde wig and blue dress she sported for the Thursday shoe-tossing, officials said.
Ernst sat in the last row of the Colorado courtroom before announcing that she had evidence of judicial misconduct in the case. Two deputies quickly escorted her outside.
Twenty months later, security personnel steered Ernst out of Mandalay Bay after she fired a black and orange sneaker past Clinton’s right ear.
Ernst “appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done,” according to a one-page report from a Las Vegas police detective.
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Ernst was charged with disorderly conduct in Thursday’s deja shoe incident, reminiscent of a similar footwear assault on President George W. Bush in Iraq.
The attack on Clinton occurred off the Las Vegas strip inside the casino resort, authorities said.
Ernst, after sneaking by security at a credentialing checkpoint, “walked at a quick pace toward the front of the conference crowd,” the single-page report recounted.
Once Ernst arrived about 60 feet from Clinton, she reached into her purse and produced a black and orange sneaker. Authorities said the suspect was wearing sandals, indicating she brought the black and orange shoe specifically to toss at Clinton.
The sailing shoe set the crowd into “fear and confusion as to what had just happened,” the report said — although Clinton shrugged the incident off with a joke.
“Is that part of the Cirque du Soleil?” she deadpanned.
Las Vegas authorities brought the charges against Ernst after federal authorities opted not to prosecute, according to Secret Service spokesman George Oglivie.
Security quickly grabbed Ernest and led her from room where Clinton was addressing representatives from Scrap Recycling Industries. She was released around 9 p.m., cops said.
The suspect stood passively with her hands in the air once the shoe whizzed past Clinton’s right ear. Ernst is due back in court June 24.