PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are accusing an Oregon City man of lying to the Food and Drug Administration's consumer complaint line after he claimed his mother suffered serious burns from drinking a bottle of water.
Authorities say the 34-year-old man first reported the Aug. 24 incident to an official from the company that makes Crystal Geyser water. They say he called the FDA a week later, saying the water was purchased from a grocery store and caused burns to his mother's mouth, throat and stomach. He said she vomited and suffered diarrhea.
The Oregonian reports that prosecutors say he later told FDA investigators that he poured rubbing alcohol in the bottle and put it in the refrigerator. He said he used the alcohol to clean his marijuana pipes but had lost the cap.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com