A pickle was apparently used in an assault at the Vermont-Massachusetts state line in Pownal on Monday.

Vermont State Police charged Christoph Herrmannsdoerfer, 34, with simple assault after he reportedly threw an object out of a moving vehicle, striking a state employee working by the roadside.

The object was "later determined to be a large pickle," according to the state police. The pickle struck Carl Hoffman, 59, of the Agency of Transportation, "causing him pain,"

Trooper Raymond Witkowski said in a release. Hoffman didn't suffer any injuries, Witkowski told the Banner, though his shoes got splattered with pickle juice. taken the day off.

State police said troopers were dispatched to the border crossing along Route 7 shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, when they received a report that a VTrans employee on site had been assaulted.

The Berkshire Eagle.com.