Skip to comments.Wendy's chili 'Finger Lady' back in San Jose, but banned from restaurant
Posted on 03/11/2010 1:25:17 PM PST by SmithL
She cooked it.
Say what you will about the half-baked scam perpetrated by Anna Ayala at a San Jose Wendy's five years ago, the finger she supposedly discovered in her chili was medium well-done. And no one would know that better than Ayala: She was the finger-food chef that day.
"I cooked it," Ayala said, making a clean breast of her crime for the first time in a televised interview with Joe Vazquez of CBS-5.
Ayala's attempt to shake down the fast-food chain attracted worldwide attention, forcing the San Jose Police Department to assign six investigators to the case and cost Wendy's an estimated $21 million in lost business. Ayala drove the wandering ring finger severed weeks earlier in a workplace accident to San Jose, then pretended she had just chomped down on it, warning other patrons to avoid the chili. A representative of the chain did not return a call seeking comment about the news that Ayala was at large again.
After serving a prison term of four years one year for every remaining finger and opposable thumb on the harvested hand of Brian Rossiter, who was paid $100 for the severed digit that ended up in a Wendy's chili container Ayala, 44, has been living in San Jose since last April. But as a condition of her parole, she has not returned to the scene of the crime.
"I'm banned from Wendy's," she said. "For life."
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I see why Wendy’s gave her the finger.
She should owe the city and Wendy’s restitution.
Something’s wrong with her picture, but I just can’t put my finger on it...
Back to the Dole for you...
Who fingered her for the crime?
Darn that fickle finger of fate which led to her imprisonment!
She should owe the city and Wendys restitution.
I dunno, but they definitely ‘nailed’ her on it!
This could only have happened in the “digital” age.
Sotomayor’s little sister?
My friend did work for that Wendy’s shortly after that, and the manager was very unhappy, because business plummeted.
Obviously. But get real. What are the chances of that skank ever getting access to anything like real money in the rest of her miserable life?
Get real. You can’t get blood from a stone.
She is beneath contempt.
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