A diner at a popular Indian restaurant allegedly sprinkled pubic hair on their meal, in a bid to get free food, angering the manager.
On a Thursday afternoon in August, two men ordered an array of curries and kebabs at Jaan’s BBQ Kitchen Restaurant and Grill in Blackburn, in the UK, with distressing CCTV footage capturing the moment one of the men put his hands up his shorts and pulling out something which he then put on his food.
The shocking CCTV footage was given to local publication The Lancashire Telegraph by the eatery and has since gone viral.
Jaan’s BBQ’s manager, who did not wish to be identified, explained to the newspaper, that the two men were among the first customers for the day, as the restaurant opens just after noon.
He said they had enquired about the restaurant’s half-price offer, but were told it is only offered on Wednesdays, but not on Thursdays.
The two then ordered the the Jaan’s Mega Platter, which according to their website costs £55 or $A100, and some poppadoms.
The manager said he warned the men it was a big meal, especially for two people.
All up, the meal cost just over $A121.
The waitress who served the men - and was also not identified - told the publication they were content with their food when she asked, however, when the two were given their bill, they alleged there was a hair in their food.
“We checked and there was hair on the biryani, kebabs and the naan breads as well,” the manager told the Lancashire Times.
“At that point I thought something is a bit strange and checked the CCTV and it showed one man putting his hands under his cap and then into his shorts twice and sprinkling the contents on to the food.”
The two men then argued with staff for some 10 minutes, confronting them for sprinkling the hair on the food.
Eventually the men did pay - but just £20 ($A36) of the bill and left.
The incident has been reported to the police and the manager expressed his dismay someone would do such a thing for a free meal.
“It has not been an easy time for businesses and this was shocking. If we didn’t check the camera that day then there was no way of finding out the truth,” he said.
“We have got great reviews from people. We run a clean place and things like this are horrible and unfair on hard working folk.”
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