Friday, July 07, 2006

COPS: DAD FED KIDS TAINTED SOUP

All because he allegedly wanted to sue the Campbell Soup Company. Now he faces tampering and fraud charges. The Associated Press reports:
The children, a 3-year-old boy and his 18-month-old sister, were taken to hospital emergency rooms three times in January.

According to investigators, their father fed them tainted soup each time. On the third occasion, authorities said, he used the prescription drugs Prozac and Amitriptyline — both used to treat depression — making his young daughter so ill she was flow by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital.

William Allen Cunningham, 40, was charged with tampering with consumer products with reckless disregard for the risk that another person would be placed in danger of death or serious bodily injury. He also was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and communicating false statements that a consumer product had been tampered with.

U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said Cunningham wanted to get money from the manufacturer by claiming its soup caused his children’s illnesses. Cunningham contacted Camden, N.J.-based Campbell by mail and phone to complain, but there was no evidence the soup was tainted when it was purchased, Nahmias said.
He's probably out of the running for Dad of the Year honors.

3 comments:

Jeannie Davis said...

Where are the charges against Cunningham like child endangerment, attempted murder and the like. It never ceases to amaze me what people will do to get out of being a parent. Obviously he had no reguard as to his children's safety.

On a lighter note..I am glad Brother In Law that you report from the AP....Now if only they could spell....flow? Sheesh! Ever heard of spell check.

DocLarry said...

Unfortunately, spell check does not catch words which are spelled correctly but used incorrectly. Flow is spelled correctly. It's just not the right word. Human eyes need to proof read. In the corporate media world of more profits through fewer employees, fewer human eyes read copy before it's published.

Jeannie Davis said...

True, never thought of that. I was actually thinking about the manual spell check instead of the computer kind. Everything in this world seems to be getting DE-humanized.....is that a word? Guess it is now.