Oh, Crap: Woman Sues Family Dollar Over Laxative Soda

Best to take a good, long look before you take a drink. Photo: Jamie Chung

A prank by a Family Dollar store employee in Kansas has landed the chain in deep shit. After adding twenty laxative tablets to a soda as a joke, the worker placed the drink in an employee fridge — but it somehow made its way back to the sales floor. After a woman purchased the beverage and consumed most of it before noticing the tablets, she became violently ill and had to be hospitalized. When she complained to Family Dollar, they offered her a $200 gift card as compensation. Instead, the women hired a lawyer and is seeking six figures in damages. Nice try, Family Dollar. When the shit hits the fan this hard, there’s going to be a lawsuit. [HuffPo]