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61-year-old man throws potato chips on Walmart worker who refused to sell him the item

By Mason White 12:39 PM February 1, 2016
Potato chips (illustration) 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly throwing potato chips on a Walmart worker, police in Florida said.

Gainesville police said that they have arrested 61-year-old James Donald Robertson, Jr., after being accused of attacking the Walmart employee who refused to sell him a bag of potato chips.

Robertson was charged with one count of simple battery. He was booked into the Alachua County Jail, and he was released without bail.

According to the police investigation, around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Robertson walked into the Walmart located on Archer Road, and searched for his favorite brand of potato chips.

After finding it, an employee refused to sell him the bag. When the employee asked Robertson to leave, he grabbed the bag of chips and threw it in the face of the employee.

The employee called the police, and Robertson told them that he threw the chips because he was angry.