Man accused of spiking boss’ drink with COVID affected person’s saliva


A automobile salesman in Turkey who was accused of stealing cash from the enterprise allegedly tried to kill his boss by spiking his drink with a COVID-19 affected person’s saliva, in accordance with a report.

Ramazan Cimen, a three-year worker at a dealership in Adana, advised his boss Ibrahim Unverdi that he gave the lacking cash – about $30,000 – to a mortgage shark, The Sun reported, citing the Hurriyet newspaper.

Unverdi had given him the gross sales proceeds to take to the workplace earlier than he absconded with the money, in accordance with the report.

Unverdi, who lastly reached Cimen on the cellphone, claimed that one other employees member advised him the suspect had purchased COVID-tainted saliva for about $70.

He accused Cimen of pouring the saliva into his drink earlier than stealing the cash — however that, fortunately, he didn’t drink it.

“That is the primary time I’ve heard of such a weird killing approach. Thank God I didn’t develop into sick. God is all the time with the nice,” Unverdi mentioned.

He advised prosecutors that he started receiving threatening messages from Cimen, who grew to become infuriated after the incident was reported within the press.

“I couldn’t kill you with the virus. I’ll shot you within the head subsequent time,” he allegedly wrote in one of many messages.

“I’d somewhat he did kill me somewhat than attempting to contaminate me with the virus,” Unverdi mentioned. “My mom and father have a persistent sickness. If he contaminated me with COVID-19, I may have in flip contaminated my household and people round me.”

He added: “At the least if he shot me within the head, I’d be the one one to die. No must be so evil.”

Unverdi’s spouse, Dilek, claimed that Cimen additionally deliberate to contaminate her in the identical method.

“Me and my children can’t go away the home. We appear to be in jail in our own residence,” she mentioned. “I belief justice and I need this man to get the required punishment.”

Police are on the hunt for Cimen, who has been formally accused of tried homicide and threatening conduct.