Photo: Snap! Crackle! POISON! Man poisons wife with stain remover in her Rice Krispies
Snap! Crackle! POISON!
A California husband and father is in jail after police say he tried to kill his wife by putting a powerful stain remover in her cereal.
Fernando Porras, 43, is accused of attempted murder for allegedly putting the chemical Goof Off in his wife Rice Krispies and milk last week.
The wife, 51, began eating her cereal when she told her 17-year-old daughter Fernanda that it smelled and tasted awful. The daughter then smelled the cereal and immediately realized there was some kind of chemical in it.
Still not knowing what the father had done, the family went to the hospital to have the mother checked out.
Police say that while his wife was being examined, Porras said he was stepping outside to have a cigarette, but took off. When he never returned, police say he made himself the prime suspect.
Just two miles away, police found and arrested Porras, charging him with the attempting murder of his wife.
Fernanda said she was still in shock and could not imagine why her father would do something like that.
As of Friday, her mother was in good condition. Her father is being held on $1 million bond and is due in court on Tuesday.