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Caught on Camera: Woman's Sneaky Hair-in-Food Scam for a Free Meal!
Tom Croft, the owner of the restaurant, had to refund the customer's dinner after she caused a scene and alleged that hair was found in her food.
In an attempt to secure a free meal at a Blackburn restaurant named the Observatory in the UK, a woman strategically placed her own hair in her food and later complained to the owner. Unbeknownst to her, the entire act was captured on camera.
Tom Croft, the restaurant owner, had to refund the customer after she created a scene, alleging the presence of hair in her meal. Upon reviewing the CCTV footage to ensure his staff's adherence to hair regulations, Croft uncovered the woman's surreptitious addition of hair to the dish.
He shared the incriminating footage on Facebook as a cautionary tale for other businesses, highlighting the challenges faced by the industry when dealing with such deceptive practices.
The post, shared on November 5, has garnered over 15,000 views, with viewers expressing empathy and dismay over such audacious behavior. Croft urged others to stay vigilant in similar situations, sparking a discussion on the audacity of individuals seeking unwarranted refunds through deceitful means.
Here's how people reacted:
An individual wrote, "I’m so sorry this happened to you - but bravo for sharing!"
A second shared, "Anything for a freebie! Wonder how many other venues this has been done to!"
"Oh God, that’s really bad! I hope you hadn’t already refunded them before you saw this footage," posted a third.
A fourth commented, "The audacity of some individuals."