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has been blamed for inspiring a New York woman to poison her housemate by putting eye drops in his iced tea.
The prank is depicted in the 2005 comedy, where Wilson's character squirts the solution into a love rival's drink - causing a potentially fatal concoction that constricts blood vessels when ingested. Kristine Anzalone
, 25, was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay her victim's medical expenses after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault.
However Joseph Gentissi
, the victim of the 2006 incident, is dissatisfied with the ruling. He tells the New York Post: "It's not fair. This is a woman who tried to poison me. She should have been charged with attempted murder. We were hoping she was going to get a strong sentence. She took it as a big joke. She set out to hurt me and she sure did."
A spokesperson for Wilson could not be reached as WENN went to press.
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