A creative, but apparently fraud minded couple, planted razor blade bits in their donuts. They then ate them and cried foul as they were looking for a store settlement. Police were able to outwit the sue-happy couple, according to UPI on Thursday March 14, 2013.
Two Dollar Tree employees concocted a scheme while at work to put the razor blades in the donuts and then eat them, leaving them with a good lawsuit case, or so they thought. Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman and Michael Condor of Draper, Utah put shards of razor blades in their donuts that they purchased at Smith's Food and Drug store in the same plaza where they worked.
When the couple complained they consumed the pieces of metal, store management was skeptical, but they immediately pulled all remaining stock of donuts off the shelves. The donuts, which are shipped from out of state, were in tamper-proof packaging. Police started to question if this was possibly a ploy in hopes of a payout from a lawsuit. They also offered a donut to a co-worker, who was not in on the plot and she suffered cuts in her mouth.
When detectives questioned the two, it was Condor who broke down and spilled the beans. They had planted the shards of razor blades in the donuts in hopes of a settlement from the store. Leazer-Hardman and Condor were charged with filing a false police report and assault for giving the unsuspecting co-worker a tainted donut.