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Razor Blades in Donuts: Utah Couple Arrested for Scheme

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 13, 2013 Last Updated: March 15, 2013
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Razor blades in donuts: Two people were arrested for placing razor blades in donuts in an apparent attempt to get a settlement from a store.

Donuts are displayed for sale in a takeaway bakery shop on Jan. 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Donuts are displayed for sale in a takeaway bakery shop on Jan. 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Police said that a Utah couple placed razor blades in donuts in an attempt to win a settlement from a store outside of Salt Lake City.

The couple, Michael Condor and Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman, told authorities that they found a razor in a donut last week, claiming they bought it at Smith’s Food Store in Draper, Utah, reported The Deseret News. 

The two were also arrested for aggravated assault for allowing a coworker at the Dollar Tree store to bite into one of the donuts while knowing there were sharp pieces of metal inside. They were also charged with filing a false police report.

Police Sgt. Chad Carpenter said after an investigation that “things weren’t adding up,” according to the News.

The couple had really ingested small pieces of broken razor blades, Carpenter said, and hospital X-rays showed “several razor blades” in their stomachs, according to the paper.

“We interviewed the male today and he did admit … that this was just a scheme thought up by them,” Carpenter added. “They wanted to get a settlement of some sort.”

Police also said the two were complaining of having financial hardships before they allegedly hatched the scheme, reported KUTV.

Smith’s vice president told the station that when the company heard the complaint, it pulled the donuts from the shelves.

The Dollar Tree coworker apparently bit into the donut and then immediately spit fragments of metal out. Police said the woman was not part of the plan.

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