A Missouri woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly spiking her husband’s Mountain Dew with Round Up herbicide because he was unappreciative of the birthday party she had thrown for him.

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” and one Missouri man learned first-hand after incurring his wife’s wrath for not being appreciative enough of the 50th birthday party she organized for him. On June 24, the man, whose name has not been revealed for personal privacy reasons, notified the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office that he had reasons to believe his wife was trying to poison him. He had noticed that one of the bottles of Mountain Dew in the refrigerator had a bizarre taste and after experiencing troubling symptoms like diarrhoea and vomiting, he decided to check the surveillance system which showed his spouse tampering with his soda bottle and a container of Round Up weedkiller.


The victim told police that he first noticed the “odd” taste of the Mountain Dew in his garage fridge on May 1st, but decided to ignore it. After about a couple of weeks, he started vomiting, coughing up “brown/yellow mucus” and experiencing diarrhoea and throat soreness. Then, at one point, he noticed that whenever he drank Mountain Dew outside the house it had a normal taste, while the bottles in his garage fridge had the same odd taste.