German man jailed for lacing baby food with poison in supermarkets 3 years ago

German man jailed for lacing baby food with poison in supermarkets

A German man has been jailed for lacing baby food with poison in an attempt to blackmail supermarkets.

The 54-year-old had laced several jars of baby food with a poison used in anti-freeze to try and get German supermarkets to give him money.

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He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Sky News reports that the unnamed man had sent letters to multiple German retailers demanding they pay him €10 million or else he would poison their food.

He then informed police that he had poisoned five jars of baby food in supermarkets in Friedrichshafen, south Germany.

All five jars were located by police before they were sold.

They had been laced with poison ethylene glycol.