LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police in Kentucky have charged a Kroger security guard with stabbing a customer in the back during an argument over the grocery store’s Coinstar machine.
News outlets report Louisville Metro police documents say 63-year-old John C. Griggs stopped a customer Tuesday night and told him he couldn’t use the machine because the store was closing.
Investigators say the victim told Griggs it “would only take a minute,” and argued that other customers were still inside.
Security video shows the argument escalated as Griggs grabbed the man’s neck, took out a pocket knife and stabbed him. He’s charged with second-degree assault.