CCTV Footage Catches Scammer Planting His Own Hair In Food
Finding a hair in your takeout food can be pretty gross to say the least, especially given the current circumstances - it's enough grounds for a refund.
This was the consideration of a customer over in Brazil who was caught sneakily plucking one of his own hairs and planting it in his hotdog to get a free replacement.
His scheme might have just worked, if it weren't for the fact that a) the server is bald and b) CCTV caught his every move. Busted.
According to local newspaper Globo, on 11 August the suspected scammer used the hair ploy to get away with not paying at the snack bar in the town of Mandaguaçu in the southern Brazilian state of Parana.
However, the fast-food stall owner - Jeferson de Lima - was baffled as to how a rogue hair managed to make its way into the customer's food given the fact that he is bald.
Lima said he was too busy at the time to look into the matter more carefully, even though most of the original hotdog had been eaten before the hair was discovered, and so offered up a fresh snack free of charge.
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But something about the situation bugged him and so he decided to take a look at the security camera footage to see if he missed something - only to realise what had really gone down.
As is shown in the short clip, the customer can be seen sitting alone at a table beside the stall while holding the remains of the hotdog in his hand.
He looks up to see that the two servers are busy dealing with orders before simply reaching up to his head to pluck out a hair. After placing it in his food, he goes over to the kiosk to complain and demand a replacement.
The man's actions are even more surprising given that not only does Lima have a shaved head, but he also wears a cap when serving food. If it were any other kiosk on any other day, the customer might just have pulled off the sneaky scam.
Commenting on the situation, the business owner asked the media to pass a message on to the crook, saying: "If you are watching this, come back and pay for your snack. It's only right." And you can take that hair back, too.