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Barbara J. Nelson sues after drink laced with laxative

8:03 AM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
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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 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.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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