Friday, April 08, 2005

Stranger than Fiction: $$ for Fingers

If this woman cut off someones finger to put in her chilli.....
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Investigators have acknowledged they've searched the home of the woman who said she found part of a finger in chili she bought at Wendy's.

San Jose police say they carried out the seach of the Las Vegas home of Anna Ayala with the help of local authorities. Detectives aren't saying what they were looking for.

Ayala says she was in a San Jose Wendy's restaurant on March 22nd when she spooned the fingertip into her mouth. She's filed a claim against the franchise owner.

Wendy's says it's done a thorough internal investigation, and the fingertip did not come from its ingredients. The employees at the restaurant were found to have all their fingers.

Meanwhile, Wendy's is now offering a 50-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the positive identification of the origin of the finger.

So how much do you think a finger costs on the blackmarket these days? Wendy's is willing to spend 50K to get their reputation straightened out - which, for them, is a bargain. I can't wait to see how this one plays out. I fear it will get much more strange by the time we're finished with this one.