WILMINGTON, Calif. — A California man claims Kentucky Fried Chicken served him a deep-fried rat with his meal.
Devorise Dixon of Watts, California says he bought a 3-piece box of chicken tenders from KFC. He says when he took a bite, it was very nasty and spit it out. When he looked down at his hand he realized it was the shape of a rat with a tail.
Dixon says he returned to the restaurant and returned the piece of fried food and claims the manager ‘freaked out and confirmed it was a rat.’
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Dixon took to social media, posting pictures and video of the fried tender shaped like a rat that has since gone viral.
DON’T EAT FAST FOOD!!! I WENT TO KFC YESTERDAY AND BOUGHT A 3PIECE CHICKEN TENDER. AS I BIT INTO IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS VERY HARD AND RUBBERY WHICH MADE ME LOOK AT IT. AS I LOOKED DOWN AT IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS WAS IN A SHAPE OF A RAT WITH A TAIL. IT SENT DEEP CHILLS THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE BODY! I’VE BEEN FEELING WEIRD EVER SINCE. I BOUGHT THIS IN COMPTON, CA ON WILMINGTON AND 120TH. I’VE NEVER SEEN CHICKEN LIKE THIS BEFORE ITS SICK!!!
Kentucky Fried Chicken has responded on a Facebook post:
KFC indicated via Facebook that they were investigating the issue but had seen no evidence to support the claim and had been unable to reach Mr. Dixon:
KFC takes customer claims very seriously, and we are continuing to investigate this matter. Our chicken tenders often vary in size and shape, and we currently have no evidence to support this claim. We are aggressively trying to reach Mr. Dixon, and we request that he return to the restaurant with the product for testing, or call us at 1-800-Call-KFC.
It is unknown if Dixon was served an actual rat or if it was a piece of chicken in the shape of a rat.
Since then, KFC has been answering customer questions about the rat-chicken on all of its social media pages, tweeting that their official investigation did not yield rat-positive results:
CNN reports Dixon will not come forward with the tender in question and refuses to take their calls without a lawyer nor has Dixon come forth with the chicken piece in question for verification.
Story by Victoria Price/CBS12