A Virginia woman was arrested and sentenced to nearly four years in jail after she dumped Windex into her office coffee machine in an attempt to poison her boss.
Mayda Rivera Juarez, 33, pleaded guilty back in February to adulteration of food with intent to injure or kill and was given a 3 1/2-year prison sentence Tuesday, WTOP reported. She will face an additional three years of supervised probation after she completes her time behind bars.
Almost all of Rivera Juarez’s co-workers at Sterling’s JAS Forwarding Worldwide in 2016 began suffering from extreme stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, according to the news station. One of the colleagues quickly realized that everyone who was feeling sick drank coffee from the office coffee maker. This lead to the supervisor to review office surveillance footage.
The video clearly shows Rivera Juarez pouring the household cleaner into the water reservoir of the break room coffee machine. She later admitted that it was, in fact, her who carried out the actions, according to reports.
In addition, she told detectives she purposely squirted Ajax dish soap directly into her supervisor’s coffee cup as well as the maker in order to make her boss sick, WTOP reported.
Rivera was immediately fired following the incident.
In June, Augusta City Center staff workers were caught by surprise when their facility was shut down on Friday afternoon after an angry man slammed a cup full of 100 bed bugs on the counter, according to a report from Central Maine.
The bugs instantly spread out on the counter and the building was closed down.
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