KC woman sues after drink laced with laxative

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City woman who says she drank a soft drink laced with laxative is suing over what was supposed to be a prank.
Barbara J. Nelson says she bought the altered Coca-Cola at a Family Dollar Store on Sept. 10.
Police say one of the store’s employees put laxative in the drink as a prank against another employee and put it in the employees’ lounge. However, the targeted worker noticed the laxative tablets and allegedly put the bottles back into a cooler intended for customers.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/Tf0hy4 ) Nelson became ill after realizing something was wrong and returning to the store. She was treated at a hospital for dehydration and cramps.
A spokesman for Family Dollar says the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.