Gross, gross, gross. There have been two reports over the past few days about food and drink tampering, both of which will make you gag.
In one incident, a maid (domestic worker) in the western Singapore town of Choa Chu Kang put menstrual blood in her boss’s coffee last year and has, thus far, failed to give a motive for her crime. The 24-year-old Indonesian woman, who reportedly goes by the name “Jumiah,” is no longer in the 38-year-old man’s employ following a year of service in his Choa Chu Kang apartment. Jumiah pleaded guilty in court, Wednesday, to “committing mischief” by contaminating the drink last August, for which she’s expected to be fined and sentenced to one year in jail.
Reaching for a motive, The Huffington Post spoke to Catherine Yronwode, an author and expert in magic and spells. Yronwode claims the use of menstrual blood is common in folk magic in some cultures: ”It can be used to seduce and enforce fidelity. It’s not exactly a coercive spell. This is kind of like pheromones. This is not something you’d do to get a raise on a job. This is something you’d do to get a sexual connection.”
In an unrelated incident, a St. Paul teenager was suspended from his high school for contaminating a cupcake. The principal received reports that the boy had mixed semen into the batter (or frosting) of a cupcake and given it to another student. The boy gave treats to several students, but only one of the cupcakes was tampered with. The other student ate it and, with no evidence remaining, there’s no way to prove this occurred since the accused is denying everything to school officials and police.
From the Twin Cities Pioneer Press: ”That student was at school May 10 when people started asking him about a cupcake he ate the previous day, [St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos] said. They asked, ‘How he could do that, if it tasted funny, things like that, and he heard someone mention that semen was used in the cupcakes,’ Paulos said.”