According to Fairview Township Police, Bradley Bower was shopping with his wife at a Giant Food Store when he got pissed off at the clerk for bagging the groceries like a moron. Mr. Bower told police that he asked the clerk several times to stop handling the groceries like that and ultimately lost his cool when the bagger put the canned goods on top of the potato chips, crushing them.
Bower asked him: “Do you have a problem with me? Because I have a problem with you.” The victim thought Bower was kidding and replied to the man: “Do you?”
Bower then grabbed the clerk and began choking him, calling him an “idiot” before the manager called the police. When police arrived, he admitted to being “in the wrong” and “this issue with the chips just sent him over the edge.”
I mean… what’s the problem?
You know how many times I’ve been to grocery store and the clerk is bagging things up like a drunk toddler? You know how many times I wanted to choke that motherfucker for smashing my Doritos? You know how many times I wanted to look at them and say “who taught your dipshit ass how to bag groceries?”
A fucking lot.
My guess is you’ve experienced the same thing. The difference is, we all didn’t choke the poor kid, we just wanted to. Why? Because choking people is bad and you shouldn’t do it, no matter how much you want to, no matter how much they deserve it. Bower took one for the team here. He did what we were all thinking, but were too afraid to do. Is he a hero? No, he was charged with simple assault… but still, I’m not mad at him.