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Man sues Tom Thumb after allegedly hit with wine bottle

DALLAS (AP) — A 45-year-old North Texas man is suing the Tom Thumb supermarket chain after allegedly being hit in the head with a wine bottle by an employee.

According to television station KXAS , authorities say surveillance video from Sept. 26 shows the man pushing a shopping cart in an aisle at a Tom Thumb in McKinney, north of Dallas. 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 plaintiff Jason 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 the television station that wasn’t true.

Collins is accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jail records don’t list an attorney for him.

Tom Thumb declined to comment on the incident but told KXAS that it “strives to make every effort to provide a safe shopping environment.”

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Information from: KXAS-TV, http://www.nbcdfw.com

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