Columbus man arrested after pharmacy dispute

Steven Ebert. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man is under arrest accused of grabbing a woman’s throat in the line at a local pharmacy.

According to Columbus Police Department, officers were called to the Kroger Pharmacy on National Road in Columbus at about 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Witnesses said a man confronted a woman who was being helped at the pharmacy counter, claiming that she had cut in line. During the argument the man grabbed the woman by her throat, before bystanders separated them.

After talking with witnesses and reviewing security camera footage, police arrested 65-year-old Steven M. Ebert on a charge of strangulation.