Colo. Man Sentenced for Syringe in Chip Bag

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) A 35-year-old Thornton man has been sentenced to five years of probation for planting a syringe in a bag of potato chips.

Jacob John Polick pled guilty in November to tampering with a consumer product. A federal judge ordered him Thursday not to contact Frito-Lay Corp. during his probation.

Polick originally told the company last year that he noticed a funny taste while eating chips and found a syringe in the bag. Food and drug administration investigators later determined he and a friend had conspired to extort money from Frito-Lay by planting the syringe, which his friend had used to inject crack cocaine.

In 2006, Polick filed a complaint against Frito-Lay claiming he found a hole in a bag of Baken-Ets and felt sick after eating them.

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