On the verge: Pennsylvania man chokes Giant cashier over smashed chips, police say

Ted Czech of USA Today reports that a Pennsylvania man told police he grabbed a Giant employee by the throat after the cashier smashed his chips during bagging, according to charging documents.

Fairview Township Police said Bradley Alan Bower of New Cumberland told them he was “having a bad day and this issue with the chips just sent him over the edge,” documents state.

Bower, 55, faces one count of simple assault.

Reached at home on Monday, Bower said the smashed chips “absolutely wasn’t any part of it,” but he would not elaborate. He directed any questions to his attorney.

Video footage of the incident shows Bower grabbing/striking the cashier in the throat area and pushing him against the register, according to documents.