A Massachusetts Man Was Charged With Assault After Tossing A Pickle From A Car And Striking A Vermont Highway Worker

A Massachusetts man caught himself in a pickle last week after he decided to toss a pickle from a moving vehicle, and struck a Vermont Highway worker.

Christoph Herrmannsdoerfer, 34, of Williamstown was charged with simple assault after police tracked him down. If convicted of simple assault, he could face a maximum of 60 days behind bars, and a fine no more than $500, or both.

Vermont state troopers said Herrmannsdoerfer was a passenger in a car in the town of Pownal, when he threw a large pickle out of the window. The pickle hit Carl Hoffman, 59, of Danby, a VTrans employee, and caused him pain, the television station reported.

Hermannsdoerfer was issued a citation and is scheduled to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on July 20.

There is no word if this was intentional, but hopefully this isn’t as big of a dill as it sounds, and is nothing more than a Vlasic misunderstanding.