Two Dollar Tree employees allegedly tried to pull off a settlement scam by claiming they found razor blades stuffed inside donuts on sale at a food store in Draper, Utah.
39-year-old Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman and 35-year-old Michael Condor reportedly tried to add a touch of veracity to their short con by eating some of the blade-laced donuts themselves.
Local police say hospital X-ray showed several razor blade pieces ranging from fingernail- to thumbnail-sized inside the suspects' stomachs.
They also allegedly offered a tainted donut to a Dollar Tree co-worker who suffered minor cuts to her mouth, but was luckily able to avoid swallowing the blades.
According to Draper Police Sgt. Chad Carpenter, Leazer-Hardman and Condor called up emergency services on Wednesday to say they had found a sharp metal piece inside a donut purchased at Smith's Food Store.
Smith's was suspicious of the claim, but pulled all similar donuts off the shelf as a precaution.
Detectives investigating the allegation noticed discrepancies in the duo's story, and eventually managed to convince Condor to confess to scheming with Leazer-Hardman in an effort to cover their individual debts. "They wanted to get a settlement of some sort," Carpenter said.
The two suspects were subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault for injuring their co-worker, as well as suspicion of filing a false police report.
[mug shots via KUTV]