Man pours weed killer into coworker’s water bottles because he wanted to mess with himBy Mason White 8:47 AM June 24, 2015
|Anthony Gerald Dunton|
By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly pouring weed killer into his coworker’s water bottles, police in Georgia said.
Cobb County police said that they have arrested 65-year-old Anthony Gerald Dunton, after being accused of pouring weed killer into water bottles in order to mess with his coworker.
Dunton of Acworth, was arrested on Saturday.
According to the police investigation, Dunton placed concentrated amounts of Roundup weed killer in the water bottles of the victim while at work.
It happened four or five times at a business location on Novis Pointe Road, where the two worked. Dunton’s coworker noticed that the water had a strange taste and saw suspicious-looking white foam.
The coworker set up a hidden camera in his office and recorded two videos, showing Dunton entering the office, taking the water bottles outside and returning them minutes later.
On one video, Dunton was seen wiping the water bottle in order to remove his fingerprints. During questioning, Dunton admitted to pouring weed killer in water bottles 4 to 6 times.
He also said that he did not intend to kill his coworker and just wanted to mess with him. The victim was not seriously injured, but sought treatment after experiencing kidney pain.
Dunton was booked into jail and his bail was set at $15,000.