Chew on This
We speculated about the back story in Digital Diary. Well, the planets have moved round the sun, and spring has been replaced by summer, by fall, and now by winter, and we've reached the end of the story.
The Associated Press reports:
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A couple who planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili in a scheme to extort money from the fast-food chain were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms of at least nine years.At the hearing, Anna confessed that she had succumbed to "a moment of poor judgment." You think? There was the moment when she learned that a finger was available. Then there was the moment when she procured the assistance of her husband in persuading its owner to cooperate. After which there were those moments when she went into Wendy's, got her chili, made a scene, gave interviews to the press.
Anna Ayala, 40, who said she bit into the digit, was sentenced to nine years. Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, 44, who obtained the finger from a co-worker who lost it in a workplace accident, was sentenced to more than 12 years.
Quite a string of "moments of poor judgment."
Hat tip to the eagle-eyed Vestryman.