Ohio Big Boy worker charged with tainting coffee

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Posted: Nov 23, 2011 1:37 AM
Ohio Big Boy worker charged with tainting coffee

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.

Ledgard was jailed on a charge of contaminating a substance for human consumption. A judge set his bond at $100,000 on Monday. A message seeking comment was left with his public defender.

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