A couple in Draper, Utah, may get a taste of jail after being arrested for allegedly sticking broken razor blades in doughnuts in hopes of getting a settlement from a grocery store.
Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman, 39, and Michael Condor, 35, were arrested for filing a false police report after allegedly sticking the razor bits into doughnuts they purchased at a Smith’s Food and Drug store and then actually eating the blade-filled pastries, KSL-TV reported.
Hardman and Condor, who worked at a nearby Dollar Tree, were also charged with aggravated assault after allegedly letting one of their co-workers bite into one of their doughnuts knowing that there were razor blade pieces inside, according to MSNnow.
The couple made the claim last Wednesday. While the doughnuts were not made in the Smith’s bakery, rather they were sold in sealed, tamper-proof packaging and shipped from out of state, the items were immediately removed from the store shelves pending an investigation, KSL-TV reported.
Draper Police Sgt. Chad Carpenter said that as detectives looked at the evidence, it became clear that “things weren’t adding up,” and that the suspects had purposely eaten fingernail- to thumbnail-sized pieces of broken razor blades, according to the Deseret News.
Hospital X-rays revealed several blades in the stomachs of Hardman and Condor, according to a probable cause statement.
Police said Condor admitted that the two had planted the metal in the doughnuts so they could get a settlement from the store, KUTV-TV reported