Apparently, people are sneaking rats into their food to con restaurants

Serial Con Artist Jailed for Refusing to Pay Restaurant Bill

Rats have appeared in many food stories in 2015: There's pizza rat, of course, but the rodents are also to blame for the Health Department shutting down Prosperity Dumpling, and KFC even needed to do a DNA test to prove its chicken wasn't rat meat. Capitalizing on this burgeoning trend, a French woman named Eloise Faux went to tea at the Plaza — because of course — and allegedly snuck rat remains into her sandwich. Faux claims she found the rat in her food, but security footage shows her sneakily sliding her plate underneath her table.

Total chaos ensued: The Plaza's manager, chef, and security guard all surrounded her table, in addition to the police and an ambulance worker. Faux and her family ended up going to the hospital, where she retrieved a doctor's noted that said, "The remnant you brought looks like the top half of a baby rodent."

It seems like the whole ordeal, though, was just an elaborate scheme to exploit the Plaza: Faux is claiming to now be afraid of sandwiches (the horror!), and she's seeking a lawyer so that she can get reimbursed for her high tea.


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