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Wendy's chili 'Finger Lady' back in San Jose, but banned from restaurant
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/11/10 | Bruce Newman

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: annaayala; chili; finger; napl; wendys

1 posted on 03/11/2010 1:25:18 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I see why Wendy’s gave her the finger.


2 posted on 03/11/2010 1:26:41 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: SmithL

She should owe the city and Wendy’s restitution.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 1:27:24 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: SmithL
After serving a prison term of four years — one year for every remaining finger and opposable thumb

Nicely done.

4 posted on 03/11/2010 1:29:12 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: SmithL; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 03/11/2010 1:33:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: null and void

uh ohhh


6 posted on 03/11/2010 1:34:15 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: SmithL

Something’s wrong with her picture, but I just can’t put my finger on it...


7 posted on 03/11/2010 1:37:08 PM PST by DesertConservative
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To: SmithL

Back to the Dole for you...


8 posted on 03/11/2010 1:39:16 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: DesertConservative

Who fingered her for the crime?


9 posted on 03/11/2010 1:39:45 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: SmithL

Darn that fickle finger of fate which led to her imprisonment!


10 posted on 03/11/2010 1:44:39 PM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: GeronL
Worth repeating:

She should owe the city and Wendy’s restitution.

11 posted on 03/11/2010 1:47:28 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 412 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

I dunno, but they definitely ‘nailed’ her on it!


12 posted on 03/11/2010 1:47:44 PM PST by DesertConservative
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To: a fool in paradise

Dueling images, eh?

13 posted on 03/11/2010 1:49:55 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SmithL

This could only have happened in the “digital” age.


14 posted on 03/11/2010 2:07:26 PM PST by liege
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To: DesertConservative

Sotomayor’s little sister?


15 posted on 03/11/2010 3:31:51 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SmithL
Check out these cookies. Mother's Finger. Gotta love Konglish!
16 posted on 03/11/2010 4:23:37 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Freedom of the Press?! I need Freedom FROM THE PRESS!)
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To: GeronL

My friend did work for that Wendy’s shortly after that, and the manager was very unhappy, because business plummeted.


17 posted on 03/11/2010 5:16:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Coming soon to a fast-food restaurant near you...


18 posted on 03/11/2010 6:46:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Jim Robinson is the onle person that sweets proper nut sweet. leave the man alone."--Sarah-bot)
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To: Slings and Arrows

19 posted on 03/11/2010 7:01:25 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: null and void

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.


20 posted on 03/11/2010 7:07:50 PM PST by Ronin
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To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...

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21 posted on 03/11/2010 8:16:52 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ronin

True, you can’t get blood from a turnip, but if you squeeze it hard enough, you can get turnip juice.


22 posted on 03/11/2010 8:44:38 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 412 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Her last name is Ayala. Why would you think that she and Sonia Sotomayor are at all related?


23 posted on 03/12/2010 7:06:24 AM PST by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; SmithL

24 posted on 03/12/2010 10:14:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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