Vermont State Police responded to an unusual drive-by incident Monday at the Massachusetts state border.
There, around 6 p.m., an Agency of Transportation employee who had been working a detail on U.S. 7 in Pownal, Vermont, told troopers that a passenger in a vehicle had thrown an object at him.
What was it?
It was “later determined to be a large pickle, which struck the victim and caused him pain,” troopers wrote in a release.
Troopers, with assistance from police in neighboring Williamstown, Massachusetts, subsequently located the suspect vehicle and issued the alleged pickle-thrower Christoph Herrmannsdoerfer a citation.
The 34-year-old Williamstown man is set to appear in a Bennington, Vermont, court next month on a simple assault charge, police said.