Conn. man, William Lampron, poisoned boss's oatmeal, cops say

William Lampron is accused of poisoning his boss's oatmeal
Waterbury Police Department via CBS New York

(CBS) WATERBURY, Conn. - William Lampron, a former Waterbury, Conn. park worker, is accused of poisoning his boss's breakfast, CBS New York reports.

Lampron, 43, of Naugatuck, allegedly spiked his boss's oatmeal in October with Speedy Dry - a chemical used to soak up liquids on roadways - after the two argued over his job performance, police said.

Lampron's boss developed severe stomach problems after the incident, but has since recovered, police said.

Speedy Dry can cause extreme intestinal distress when ingested and one of the ingredients is a carcinogen, police said.

According to CBS New York, police say Lampron admitted that he placed the chemical in the oatmeal because he was angry with his boss.

Lampron was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony assault and reckless endangerment. He was released on $5,000 bond and is due in court Dec. 13.

Lampron was placed on administrative leave after the incident, but resigned shortly before his arrest, CBS New York said.