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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:04

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The tech media likes to describe Internet image board 4chan as a lawless, unruly place, but apparently there's justice in the Web's Wild West after all.

An anonymous 4chan user and Burger King employee posted a photo of himself stepping in bins of lettuce to the site on the evening of July 16. The original poster captioned the image with "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King."

But some 4chan users were appalled by the image and decided to take action. They grabbed the GPS data included in the picture in an effort to pinpoint where the photograph had been taken, the Cleveland Scene reports.

In addition to contacting local news media in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, where the image originated, users also managed to pull up the address and telephone number of the exact Burger King location where the event allegedly took place. E-mails and phone calls quickly followed.

And according to Hypervocal, it only took 4Chan users about 15 minutes to expose the alleged perpetrator.

A montage of the 4chan users' responses was posted to Reddit on Tuesday.

The Huffington Post contacted a manager at the Mayfield Heights Burger King, who said that the alleged perpetrator was a long-time employee. Though the manager refused to disclose other details, she stated this was the employee's first disciplinary incident in his employment history.
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#2 Steven P.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:09

Though the manager refused to disclose other details, she stated this was the employee's first disciplinary incident in his employment history.
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She means this is the first time he was caught, seriously if you act like that and have been employed a long time, then I feel sorry for the people that go there.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:10

Thats what you get for messing with 4channers primary source of nutrition.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:13

LOL...

Who doesn't stripe GPS data from their photos that are as hot as this?

Can't fix PEBKAC! :laugh:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:14

Somehow i wasn't surprised when i got to the part that said the person stupid enough to take pics of themselves doing this(and do so with gps on) was from ohio.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:16

This stuff could have easily been out-of-date and he was just attention seeking.

There is nothing to suggest this lettuce went onto food.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:17

I don't know what's worse. Doing this or being stupid enough to post pictures of it online... Some people are just unemployable...

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:19

This stuff could have easily been out-of-date and he was just attention seeking.

There is nothing to suggest this lettuce went onto food.

Eh, except his quote of "this is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." That definitely more than 'suggests' this dick went on putting that lettuce on burgers all night.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:20

All I will say is if you think this is bad, never order pickles from anywhere.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:21

All I will say is if you think this is bad, never order pickles from anywhere.

Elaborate please.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 19:23

This stuff could have easily been out-of-date and he was just attention seeking.

There is nothing to suggest this lettuce went onto food.


Yeah, it could of been or it could have not but you have to err on the side of caution and assume he was dumb enough to serve it to customers.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 20:37

All I will say is if you think this is bad, never order pickles from anywhere.

My mother had been working in restaurants etc and I know that salad and other raw vegetables, fruits etc are a matter of trust.
Even then, some noble places still can't be trusted sometimes.

Ignorance is bliss sometimes! :laugh:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 00:37

Eh, except his quote of "this is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." That definitely more than 'suggests' this dick went on putting that lettuce on burgers all night.


Consider what the special sauce is ... :shifty:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:08

Burger King worker fired for gross act
It took hackers just 15 minutes to find an employee who posted a sickening photo online

The restaurant where this photo was taken is independently-owned and operated by a BURGER KING® franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the three employees involved in the incident."

http://shine.yahoo.c...-163700384.html

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:22

Just because he is standing on the lettuce doesnt mean he puts it in food. Maybe it was expired bunch?
People jump to conclusions too quickly just by seeing 1 pic :(