August 20, 2009

Clerk attacked with juice, Slim Jim

Police in Massachusetts said they arrested a woman who attacked a store clerk with a Slim Jim meat snack and a bottle of apple juice.

Hingham police said the woman, identified as Nancy Ward, 46, of Hingham, became enraged Aug. 7 because a Cracker Barrel store did not have an item she wanted and she believed she had been overcharged by a clerk, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass., reported Thursday.

The woman allegedly threw a bottle of apple juice at the clerk, striking him in the head, and punched him before throwing the Slim Jim snack at him. Then, police said, she tore down the store's flag and drove away in a black Saab convertible.

Police were alerted to be on the lookout for the woman, and Ward was spotted the next day playing music loudly and singing in her car. She was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property.