Colorado man sentenced for syringe in chip bag
DENVER, Colorado ” 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.