BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - A Wal-Mart shopper said a "flashback" from her military service in Iraq made her shove a 70-year-old greeter at a store near this Columbia County town.
Jessica R. Bogart, 24, was sentenced Monday to four days in jail for assault.
"My first instinct was to get away," Bogart told Judge Thomas James Jr. "I pushed her."
James replied: "Nonetheless, the lady was hurt."
Bogart was leaving the Wal-Mart in February when greeter Ahnastacia Miller asked to see a receipt for items in Bogart's cart that were not in shopping bags. Bogart shoved Miller to the floor and Miller hit her head.
Bogart said she became upset after Miller threw the receipt at her 2-year-old son, who was seated in the shopping cart. Miller denied the claim.
Defense attorney Leslie Bryden said Bogart, who spent a year in Iraq as a military police officer, had "a difficult adjustment" returning home with one child and being pregnant with another. *