"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," or so the saying goes, and one man in Illinois found that for him that was true when he kicked his woman out of the family home.
Joshua Brewster, 33, and Amanda Pollard, 28, shared a home together, at 311 Catherine Street, Pekin, until December 1.
Brewster wanted Pollard out of the property but she would not go easily. In desperation he called 911 and police assisted her eviction. She finally agreed to leave with the condition she could return the next day to pick up her belongings, reports Gawker.
Pollard, however, had other ideas involving revenge when she returned to the residential property. Something smelled wrong to Brewster, who asked a friend to call at the apartment whilst Pollard was there. According to Brewster she had already threatened to burn the house down with both of them in it, which is why he decided to ask the friend to drop by.
The friend allegedly found Pollard laying potentially lethal booby traps around the property.
The Journal Star reports "She put rat poison pellets in Joshua Brewster's coffee container, tucked an electric blanket's cord she had severed under his mattress and urinated in his bottle of mouthwash, the charges allege." Pollard, now of 219 Hamilton Street, was in court Friday, where she was ordered held on a $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court next on December 26.
"A felony charge of unlawful tampering of food and misdemeanor counts of trespassing and criminal damage to property" so she could face a stiff sentence.
When questioned by police Pollard admitted lacing coffee with rat poison but denied setting the other "booby traps." According to the friend, who was checking the property, Pollard was caught in the act of cutting the electric blanket cord. She told him of her "payback" intent, her mouthwash sabotage and the rat poison she said she also put in a cereal box.
In an affidavit Pollard said she was "hurt and angry" over her eviction.
Brewster's friend, however, claims she told him "Payback's a bitch."