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.

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.

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.

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Comments (7)
  1. Jeff says:

    Just turned 34 myself, hard to imagine someone my age doing this. Gotta grow up at some point Chris

  2. lapd7965 says:

    In the midst of all this upheaval, I can’t help but giggle about a “pickle attack”.

  3. Julia Hoffman says:

    There’s never a big pickle around when you want one *sigh*

  4. numag1 says:

    Now the assailant is in a real pickle.

  5. guy mcdonald says:

    slow news day?

  6. Bert Reynolds says:

    This must be the example of scary right wing violence the media has been promising us is happening all around us?

    1. lapd7965 says:

      Apparently a highway worker was pelted with a flying pickle. . It was thrown from a passing vehicle. The license plate number was taken and an crime report made. The culprit was later rounded up and charged with “assault with a deadly pickle”.

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