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2 arrested for planting razor blade bits in Smith's doughnuts, police say


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DRAPER — Police say a couple who claimed they found razor blade pieces in the doughnuts they purchased, actually placed the razor blades in the pastries themselves before ingesting them.

Furthermore, Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman, 39, and Michael Condor, 35, were arrested for investigation of aggravated assault after letting one of their co-workers bite into one of their doughnuts knowing that there were razor blade pieces inside, said Draper Police Sgt. Chad Carpenter.

They were also arrested for investigation of filing a false police report.

On Wednesday, police received a call from a couple who claimed they found a triangular piece of sharp metal in a doughnut purchased at a Smith's Food and Drug store, located at 262 E. 12300 South. Smith's immediately pulled that brand of doughnuts off their shelves as a precaution.

Carpenter said as detectives investigated the incident, however, "things weren't adding up."

Eventually two people were arrested when detectives determined the couple put the razor blades in the doughnuts themselves. The couple actually ingested fingernail- to thumbnail-sized pieces of broken razor blades, according to Carpenter.

The woman who was the lone victim in the scenario felt the razor blade after biting into a doughnut but did not actually swallow it and was not injured, Carpenter said.

Investigators believe Leazer-Hardman and Condor swallowed the razor blades "in order to gain a settlement from Smith's."

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