Anna Ayala has been sentenced to nine years’ jail after fraudulently suing the Wendy’s fast food chain, claiming she had found a severed finger in her chili. Wendy’s sales fell sharply following the alleged discovery, costing the company approximately $2.5 million.
Ayala, 39, of Las Vegas, had put the finger in her chili before attempting to sue the restaurant owner.
Her husband Jaime Plascencia had got the finger (no pun intended) from a co-worker who had lost it in an industrial accident. Apparently the guy owed him $50, and gave him the finger instead.*
So how would that conversation go?
“Hey Bob, sorry to hear about the finger.”
“Yeah, it really hurt.”
“Oh. … So how about that 50 bucks you owe me?”
“I’m a bit short this week. You want the finger? Micro surgeons can’t do a thing for me.”
So anyway I’ve got this arm in my freezer that a mate didn’t want after his accident. (Don’t ask. Talk about issues.)
I was going to take it to McDonald’s and see if I could get a few free burgers out of them, or maybe some shakes, but now I’m not so sure.
*OK that was intended. But once you start it’s hard to resist.