Is it a fried rat? L.A. man claims KFC served him breaded rat; KFC says no way
A Los Angeles man ordered fried chicken from a KFC restaurant in Willowbook but instead got a plate of crispy, breaded fried rat, he claims.
Devorise Dixon posted a photo of what he claims is a fried rat on Facebook on Friday, and it has since gone viral. The photo shows a large breaded piece attached to a longer string of fried breading, which could be interpreted to be a rat’s tail.
Dixon wrote that he returned to the KFC at Wilmington Avenue and 120th Street and the manager told him it was a rat. He said she apologized.
“Be safe. Don’t eat fast food!!!” he wrote, adding he plans to retain an attorney.
But KFC says Dixon’s claim is a hoax.
His photographs, they say, don’t include a second angle, which “clearly shows it’s a piece of hand-breaded white meat chicken.”
“Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and we are considering all options,” KFC said in a statement.
The company provided a photograph of the second angle that shows a bite was taken from the chicken, exposing white meat.
The fast food eatery says it has tried contacting Dixon, but he refused to cooperate with their investigation.
Dixon said he knows what he bit into.
“Honestly, it doesn’t matter what others think I know what I bit into and what it looks like never in life have .. seen a chicken strip with a long tail,” he wrote.
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