DRAPER, Utah (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Draper police say two people who told authorities last week they bit into broken pieces of razor blades inside their doughnuts were trying to pull off a scam.
Police say 39-year-old Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman and 35-year-old Michael Condor inserted the sharp metal into doughnuts after they bought the pastries at a Smith’s grocery store in Draper, a Salt Lake City suburb. They swallowed the metal-filled doughnuts in hopes of suing the grocery store and getting a settlement.
“We interviewed the male … and he did admit … that this was just a scheme thought up by them,” Draper Police Sgt. Chad Carpenter told the Deseret News, adding they came up with this plan because they were both in debt.
Instead of a big settlement, they’ve been arrested and are facing charges of aggravated assault and filing a false police report.
A third person involved is considered a victim. Police say she ate the doughnuts without knowing her two co-workers had inserted the metal.
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