Silver Spring store employee hits customer in head with champagne bottle: police

An employee of a beer and wine store in Silver Spring, Maryland is charged with assaulting a customer who was allegedly hit with a champagne bottle, according to police.

Montgomery County Police said the incident happened on February 28 around 9:57 p.m. at the Lenox Beer and Wine Gourmet Market in the 8300 block of Colesville Road.

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According to investigators, the employee, 45-year-old Donald Mills, had a verbal argument with the customer over the purchase of an alcoholic beverage.

The argument then turned physical, and according to police, Mills hit the victim in the head with a champagne bottle.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Mills also suffered minor injuries during the incident, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

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Police said detective obtained an arrest warrant for Mills after reviewing surveillance footage of the incident.

Mills is charged with first-degree and second-degree assault.