A man’s desperate quest for love pushed him to turn to the realm of the magical when he bought some love potion online and used it on woman.
The substances he thought would cause her to fall in love with him? Yeah, those turned out to be poison.
Wong Fook Hiong has since been sentenced to the maximum fine of $1,500 for negligently endangering life, The Straits Times reports.
The married 43-year-old technical support officer had bought two vials of the substance online for $287 and poured them into the water bottle of his target at Ngee Ann Polytechnic last year. On a couple of occasions, the 30-year-old woman drank the horrible concoction, which she found to be of bitter taste.
What she drank was actually a mixture of xylazine and haloperidol. Xylazine is a muscle relaxant used in veterinary medicine, inducing effects such as drowsiness, lethargy, disorentation and respiratory depression in humans. Haloperidol on the other hand is used to treat various psychosis, inducing insomnia, agitation, and excessive muscle activity. Hardly symptoms of love.
The day that she ingested the concoction, her throat became parched, and she indeed became disoriented and was unable to sleep that night.
After a couple more times of the same thing, she decided to catch the culprit and placed her mobile phone at her desk, setting it to video recording mode in January last year. Video footage captured Wong pouring the substance into her bottle of mineral water, shaking it and placing it back.
A police report was made the next day, and Wong was arrested. The prosecution sought out the maximum fine, stating it was lucky that the victim was not seriously harmed.