July 20, 2024

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In jail after putting eye drops in his nephew’s sandwich

In jail after putting eye drops in his nephew's sandwich

A Florida man is in jail after he dropped a container of eye drops in his nephew’s sandwich.

Last Wednesday, James Paul Leach, a 45-year-old man who lives with his nephew, went to the store to buy eye drops. However, his intention is not to use them to treat dry eyes.

During an exchange with an employee, the man accused him of hating his nephew. He then opened a bottle of eye drops and gleefully poured the contents into the sandwich, the site reported. Law & Crime.

Clearly alarmed by what he had just observed, the employee warned Leach that the eye drops could harm anyone if ingested. The man replied that his nephew “curses himself.”

He left the business and the employee immediately called the police.

Once there, they examined surveillance footage, which “clearly” showed a man in his forties pouring eye drops into a sandwich.

They were able to identify James Paul Leach and obtain his address from a history of purchases and deliveries made to the business.

Once at the man’s residence, authorities alerted the nephew that his food had been poisoned. The latter declared that he had eaten only a small portion, thus refusing any medical treatment.

Leach, for his part, refused to answer police questions and requested an attorney.

He is currently in the Pinellas County Jail and is facing a charge of poisoning.

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