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.

McDonald’s restaurant rage sweeps the nation

Maybe it’s the weather. The U.K. is in the midst of its biggest snowstorm in 40 years but at least it’s not -10F, like it’s going to be in Kansas this week.

Whatever the reason, Kansas City police want to know the identity of a woman who trashed a McDonald’s restaurant Dec. 27 because she hated her hamburger.

According to police, when the woman complained about her hamburger, employees offered to replace it. She demanded her money back. Employees declined.

So the woman threw a glass water dispenser over the counter, breaking it. She pushed three cash registers off the counter, smashing one touch screen. She cursed and fled.  The video is below.

In Toledo, Ohio, police say a woman punched through a McDonald’s drive-through window, taking swipes at a couple of employees, because Chicken McNuggets weren’t available — at 6:20 a.m.. Police say 24-year-old Melodi Dushane was treated for injuries, and jailed.