Florida woman tracked down by police K-9 after allegedly spraying cockroach killer in date’s drinks

A Florida woman evidently decided to poison her child’s father’s drink with Raid roach spray after meeting up with him at a local bar and then inviting him back to her home.

(Video Credit: FOX 35 Orlando)

Veronica Cline, 29, was charged on Friday with poisoning food or drink with intent to kill or injure, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

She was indicted on attempting to commit first-degree murder, domestic violence; attempting to commit aggravated assault-serious physical injury, domestic violence; and adding poison or harmful substance to food or drink.

Police officers received a call requesting assistance at a home in Deleon Springs around 4:30 am. Deputies found the 24-year-old man there still vomiting from the alleged poisoning. He got ill after the second drink and told officers that he came back to Cline’s home after she asked him to continue drinking with her.

“My girlfriend, she put raid on my drink. Um, she’s intoxicated,” the victim said in a 911 call.

Cline has reportedly confessed to poisoning the unidentified man by spraying bug spray into his drinks. The spiked alcohol served at her home almost immediately caused the man to start feeling sick, resulting in profuse retching.

“The victim told deputies he was vomiting for about 30 minutes before he was able to call for help,” the sheriff’s office stated. “He became sick again while providing his statement to a deputy.”

Even while giving his statement to a deputy, the man was overcome by another episode of sickness. He was later taken to the hospital but is expected to recover.

The suspect allegedly told the man she “added raid roach spray to his last two beverages” and that “she wished to do the same to their child,” according to WESH.

“I have a recording of her saying that she was trying to kill me,” the victim said in the 911 call.

Cline was not there when deputies arrived. She fled on foot and was brought down by a K-9 before being taken into custody. It was caught on the officer’s bodycam footage.

“So Ms. Cline I do find there is probable cause for your arrest ma’am,” a deputy said in the bodycam video.

She is being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond.

“You are to have no contact with the victim,” a judge told Cline.

DCF is now involved in the case as well, presumably taking custody of the child who was threatened but is unharmed.

Authorities did not reveal a motive for Cline poisoning the man.

This case follows another in Arizona in early August where a woman is accused of attempting to kill her husband by poisoning his coffee every day for months.

Melody Felicano Johnson of Tucson was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree attempted murder, attempting to commit aggravated assault, and poisoning food or drink with intent to kill or injure.

The husband is serving in the Air Force. The couple were still living together with their child but were embroiled in a divorce.

CNN affiliate KVOA attained documents that state the suspect’s husband, Roby Johnson, began noticing a foul taste to his coffee back in March while he and Melody Johnson were stationed in Germany.

Roby Johnson used pool testing strips to determine that his coffee pot “showed high levels of chlorine,” according to court documents.

He then used a hidden camera to catch his wife pouring an unknown substance into the coffee maker. The victim used a number of hidden cameras over several days. They showed “Melody take bleach, pour it into a container and then walk over and pour it into the coffee maker.”

Investigators say Roby Johnson “believes she was trying to kill him to collect death benefits.”

The husband told investigators that he pretended to keep drinking the coffee until they reached stateside at Davis Monthan Air Force Base before filing a police report.

Melody Johnson entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment. Her next court date is reportedly on September 6. Until then, she is being held at the Pima County Jail.

Court records show bond for Johnson was set at $250,000. Prosecutors told the judge that a high bond was necessary because the suspect recently bought a house in the Philippines near family and is considered a flight risk.

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