Kroger deli worker chokes coworker over where she put the trash, Tennessee cops say

Bailey Aldridge

A Tennessee Kroger employee attacked his coworker after getting upset about where she put the trash, police say.

Melvin Breaux, 52, confronted his coworker about the trash placement at about 2 p.m. Thursday near the cheese shop at the grocery store in Goodlettsville, according to WSMV.

He started yelling at her and shoved her, the affidavit says, and she ran away into the deli kitchen, the Nashville Tennessean reported.

Breaux followed her into the kitchen, where the affidavit says he continued yelling at her and pushed her again, the Tennessean reported.

When she tried to defend herself, police say Breaux grabbed her neck and “violently” choked her, according to WZTV.

The woman tried to get away but Breaux pushed her into a commercial sink and bent her hand to the point he broke one of her fingers, WZTV reported.

Two other employees then stopped him and told the manager what happened, according to WSMV.

The woman was taken to an urgent care where she was treated for her broken finger, WSMV reported.

Breaux was booked in the Davidson County Jail on a $7,500 bond and is charged with aggravated assault for strangulation, WZTV reported. He has bonded out.