Dangerous Baby Food – level 2

26-08-2020 07:00

A 45-year-old man from Lincolnshire, UK, came up with a crazy way to make money. He put pieces of metal in several jars of baby food, and he placed the jars on supermarket shelves.

Then, he blackmailed three food companies, and he wanted to get 1.5 million pounds in bitcoin from them. He promised to say where the contaminated food was if he got the money.

The company Tesco had to recall some baby food after two women found pieces of metal in the baby food when they were feeding their children. The man is facing up to 17 years in prison, and the judge will announce the verdict at the end of September.

Difficult words: blackmail (when somebody asks somebody else for money, and he promises to do something if he gets the money), contaminate (to make dirty), recall (to ask people to bring something back, usually because it is dangerous).

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