Grapes, Wine

© Convisum |

Man Sues Tom Thumb After Allegedly Hit With Wine Bottle

October 28, 2018 - 10:58 am

MCKINNEY (AP) - A North Texas man is suing a supermarket chain after allegedly being hit in the head with a wine bottle by an employee.

Authorities say that surveillance video shows Jason Saba pushing a shopping cart in an aisle at a Tom Thumb in McKinney in late September. The video allegedly shows an employee coming up behind the man, then hitting him on the side of his head with the bottle.

Jason Burress, whose law firm represents Saba, says his client suffered several face fractures and a traumatic brain injury.

Police say the employee, 28-year-old Riley Collins, claimed Saba said something to him. Burress told NBC 5 that wasn't true.  

Collins is accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

Tom Thumb declined to comment on the incident but said that it "strives to make every effort to provide a safe shopping environment.''