Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Roach, But No Rats

The Royal Gazette [Hamilton, Bermuda]
21 May 2008

Chopsticks takes legal action over rat hoax

A furious shareholder at Chopsticks restaurant is taking legal action against a customer who sent a hoax e-mail claiming the venue's dishes contain rats.

John Roach said business has taken a nosedive after thousands of people saw the message that the rodents were being fried and served up instead of chicken. [...]

The e-mail claimed a butcher was caught red-handed chopping up rats in the Reid Street eaterie's basement when service workers called following reports of a nearby gas leak.

It contained pictures of rats being washed outside, cut up into pieces, deep fried and seasoned before being placed on a plate. [...]