Ex-Worker Accused of Poisoning Boss


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WATERBURY, Conn. (CTNow) — A former city employee was arrested this week after allegedly mixing a chemical into his supervisor’s oatmeal.

William Lampron, 43, turned himself in Tuesday. He is charged with second-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment.

He is scheduled to appear Dec. 13 in Superior Court in Waterbury.

The supervisor experienced severe stomach problems after eating oatmeal that he kept in a canister in his desk. He checked the canister and found what looked like Speedy Dry mixed with the oats.

He suspected Lampron was responsible because he had been having problems with Lampron over his standard of work, police said.

When interviewed by detectives, Lampron admitted to placing Speedy Dry in the supervisor’s oatmeal because he was angry with him.

Speedy Dry is a granular substance used to soak up liquid spills such as water, oil, and antifreeze. It contains a carcinogen. The amount ingested by the supervisor was not life-threatening, but can cause extreme intestinal distress.

Lampron was an employee of the city Parks Department. He was on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, but resigned shortly after his arrest.

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