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Woman Eating Burger Bites Into Human Finger At Fast Food Restaurant

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Woman Eating Burger Bites Into Human Finger At Fast Food Restaurant

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A woman in Bolivia got the shock of her life when she bit into a hamburger at a fast food restaurant, only to find herself chewing on what turned out to be the remains of a human finger.

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Estefany Benitez went down to one of her favourite spots, a Hot Burger store in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - which is in the Bolivian department of the same name - on the evening of 12 September for a bite to eat.

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However, she says as she chomped into her burger, she inadvertently bit into a severed finger, with police later confirming an employee had lost a digit while slicing meat.

Sharing the horror on Facebook, Benitez wrote: "At the moment of eating, I chewed on a FINGER."

She also posted images of the finger, along with videos of her waiting to speak to a company representative, who told her: "Please tell me what you want and we will give it to you."

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Credit: @estefany.benitez.399/Newsflash
Credit: @estefany.benitez.399/Newsflash

In the footage, the representative for Hot Burger can also be heard explaining that the burgers arrive at the store pre-prepared.

They also tell Benitez that 'nothing like this has ever happened to us before'.

In one video - which was been viewed more than 60,000 times - Benitez says: "Here we are at the magnificent Hot Burger where a finger ended up in my burger.

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"I'll post a photo of the finger right away."

True to her word, Benitez did share photos of her unexpected grisly meal - with the top of the dismembered digit seen hanging out on the side of her plate after she had apparently taken a bite out of the burger.

Estefany Benitez. Credit: @estefany.benitez.399/Newsflash
Estefany Benitez. Credit: @estefany.benitez.399/Newsflash

Benitez said a store representative had offered to close the restaurant while she was still there, but claims they then 'carried on serving customers like nothing had happened'.

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After her post went viral on social media, a company spokesperson said the matter was an 'unfortunate incident' and explained that a worker had lost part of his index finger while preparing the meat.

Edson Claure, director of the National Police's Special Crime Fighting Force, confirmed to local media that a company employee lost part of his finger at work.

The Vice Minister for the Defence of User and Consumer Rights also decided to temporarily close the branch and impose a fine on the company.

LADbible has contacted Hot Burger for comment.

Featured Image Credit: @estefany.benitez.399/Newsflash

Topics: World News, News, Fast Food

Jess Hardiman
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