We previously brought Michael Tangney to your attention last January, when we featured his outrageous story of oedipal vengeance and auto fluid malfeasance. His mug shot alone qualifies him as one of our very favorite all-time coffee schmucks of all-time. There’s been an update in his case status, and we feel he’s more than schmucky enough to feature again.
From NBC Chicago:
In a testament of unconditional love, a Lindenhurst couple doesn’t want their son to see jail time, despite the teen’s admittance that he’d spiked his mom’s coffee with antifreeze.
Michael Tangney Junior pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated battery. He was arrested after his mother, Joyce Tangney, became ill from ethylene glycol poisoning. The substance is used in antifreeze and de-icing solutions
Police questioned Mr. Tangney, and he admitted putting antifreeze into the coffee maker last fall as a practical joke. He was originally charged with heinous battery, which is a felony requiring a prison sentence of six to 30 years upon conviction.
After a meeting with attorneys, the judge agreed to reduce the charge to an offense that would allow for probation.