An Italian woman says that due to a bitter rivalry between her and a colleague, the colleague drugged her down by having sedatives in the morning coffee, writes The Guardian. Alice Bordon, the target of the trade, first told the story to the newspaper La Stampa.
Bordon says that she had always trusted her colleague, and is still in shock after the colleague tried to “eliminate” her by adding a sedative in the coffee, so that Bordon would feel sleepy and therefore underperform at work.
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Sentenced to four years in prison
His colleague, Mariangela Cerrato, was sentenced this week to four years in prison. In court, she explained that she had wanted to put Bordon in a bad light at work.
The coffee drama dates back to October 6, 2017. As always, Cerrato’s colleagues bought a round of coffee from the bar near their office in Bra, a city in Piedmont, Italy.
– Normally I just wanted to sip it, but that day I drank it all in one gulp, says Bordon, writes The Guardian.
Shortly after, she lost her balance as she walked to her desk.
– Everything was black, I felt like I was floating, says Bordon.
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Suspicion of stroke
Bordon was taken to hospital where she was tested for suspected stroke. She had the same reaction after drinking several cappuccinos bought by Cerrato, and on one occasion Bordon crashed her car into a wall.
It was not until Christmas that year that Bordon became suspicious.
– Cerrato had taken a few days off, and during that time I was fine, Bordon said, adding:
– I thought there could be a link between coffee and health problems. A neurologist advised me not to drink it for a month, and that was what I did.
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Was caught on the peach
A few months later, she accepted another cappuccino from Cerrato, but drank only half of it.
– I put the other half in a test tube, and the tests showed that it contained 10 times the amount of sedative that is usually recommended, says Bordon-
Cerrato was then taken on the peach.
– With the police involved, we managed to stop her when she put the medicine in my cup, Bordon concludes.
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