POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly threw a large pickle from a moving vehicle that hit a Vermont highway worker, police said.
The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. Monday on U.S. Route 7 in Pownal near the border crossing into Massachusetts.READ MORE: 'In Like A Lion': March Weather Brings Drastic Swing In Temperatures This Week
A passenger in a southbound vehicle threw an object “later determined to be a large pickle” that hit the highway worker and “caused him pain,” police said.
Agency of Transportation officials provided a description of the vehicle to police, which led officers to the suspect with the help of the Williamstown, Massachusetts, police department.READ MORE: South Attleboro MBTA Station Closes Due To 'Deteriorating' Pedestrian Bridge
Christoph Herrmannsdoerfer, 34, of Williamstown, was cited to appear in court in Bennington next month to answer to a charge of simple assault.
Phone messages were left at phone numbers listed for Herrmannsdoerfer. It was not immediately known if he’s being represented by an attorney.MORE NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine 'Particularly Good For Mass Vaccination Campaigns,' Boston Doctor Says
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