Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's a felony to put foreign objects in food!

One if the most important lessons that I taught my kids was to NEVER, EVER return food in a restaurant, no matter how gross it is.

I used to work in a restaurant, and I’ve seen cooks do terrible things to returned food. We all remember the scumbag woman who planted a human finger in her Wendy’s chili:

But sometimes food gets contaminated by accident as was the case with this North Carolina man who refused to return a severed finger. In this case, a man in a custard shop breached common courtesy by refusing to return a man's finger because he was saving it for evidence in a lawsuit:

"The piece of index finger was found earlier this month by Clarence Stowers in the dessert he purchased from Kohl's Frozen Custard in the coastal town of Wilmington.

Stowers had refused to give it to the shop's owner or a doctor who was treating 23-year-old Brandon Fizer, who accidentally stuck his hand in a mixing machine and had his finger lopped off at the first knuckle.

Stowers put the finger in his freezer, taking it out occasionally to show to television cameras."

But it’s worse than fingers, now and we now see ever grosser body stuff being placed in restaurant chow. . . . .

Pubes as a seasoning

Ever since Scott Tenorman started using pubic hairs as a chili seasoning, the trend has seems to have taken off, with chefs all over America trying out this new condiment.

Scott Tenorman's pubed chili

According to the AP, a chef at the Texas Roadhouse Steak House chain introduced a new entrĂ©e’ the "pube steak", after Kropp decided that the Texas Roadhouse steaks would be even better with a smattering of his own pubic hair:

“Kropp told police he put a few of his facial hairs on the steak, saying he was angry the customer sent the other steak back and thought he was "just trying to get free stuff," the complaint said.”

Evidently, when the customer discovered the pubes, he called the police, who made a prompt arrest. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall then the police stormed into Texas Roadhouse demanding a pube lineup.

But anyhow, it looks like justice will be done, and I hope that he gets the maximum jail time:

“Kropp was charged in Washington County Circuit Court with a felony of placing foreign objects in edibles, carrying up to 3 1/2 years in prison.”