Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that on June 14, 2006 in her North Bellmore apartment, Anzalone poisoned a male roommate's beverage with Visine after a dispute about the apartment's living arrangements.
The victim suffered vomiting, diarrhea, pain and difficulty breathing and sought treatment at North Shore University Hospital.
Anzalone's arrest in 2007 came almost a year after two separate incidents, the second of which allegedly involved a plot to kill the roommate's Chihuahua.
A few months after the Visine incident, it was alleged that Anzalone used a metal cane to encourage a large pit bull to attack the dog, which died as a result. The DA's office says the dog claim became a part of the criminal charges, and that Anzalone was never convicted of anything in relation to the dog attack.
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