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Ohio Big Boy worker charged with tainting coffee

Worker at Ohio Big Boy restaurant charged with pouring animal drug into pot of customer coffee By The Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) ' An employee at an Ohio Big Boy restaurant is charged with pouring animal medication into customer coffee with the intent to poison.

The Blade newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/sRU1CO ) 36-year-old Edwin Ledgard told Toledo police that he had a delusion to kill customers.

A police report says the Toledo man went to the Frisch's Big Boy on his day off on Friday and poured into a pot of coffee a drug called Dextran, which is used to treat anemia in baby pigs. Police say another worker at the restaurant saw what Ledgard was doing and took vials of the drug from him.



Ledgard was jailed on a charge of contaminating a substance for human consumption and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. Court records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/


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