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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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[quote]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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Thats what you get for messing with 4channers primary source of nutrition.
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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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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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This stuff could have easily been out-of-date and he was just attention seeking.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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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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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1342638968' post='595014551']
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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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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All I will say is if you think this is bad, never order pickles from anywhere.

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[quote name='DirtyLarry' timestamp='1342639259' post='595014577']
All I will say is if you think this is bad, never order pickles from anywhere.
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Elaborate please.

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1342638968' post='595014551']
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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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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[quote name='DirtyLarry' timestamp='1342639259' post='595014577']
All I will say is if you think this is bad, never order pickles from anywhere.
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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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[quote name='Charisma' timestamp='1342639165' post='595014565']
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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Consider what the special sauce is ... :shifty:

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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

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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 :(
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Sounds like he got exactly what he had coming to him.

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i worked in fast food for about a year when i was young (18-19) and not once did i see anyone do anything to the food in a bad way. But that was back in a different generation, 1990's.. white kids now a days are mostly handicapped in one way or another.

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1342638968' post='595014551']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.[/quote]

Exactly. For all we know it could have been out-of-date lettuce that was about to be thrown out. Regardless, it's still an irresponsible thing to do and has huge PR implications for the company, so even if he was 'innocent' he deserves to lose his job.

As always, this sort of behaviour is the exception and shouldn't be taken as representative of the industry. I used to manage a busy store for the largest franchise in the QSR sector and the reality is that hygiene standards are very high and regularly monitored, both internally and externally - when issues do occur they're usually related to technical issues (like faulty refrigeration) or genuine mistakes and are caught before any risk is posed to customers, though obviously I can't speak for the particular store in question.

You regularly see scare stories like this but you've got to consider that there are tens of thousands of stores employing hundreds of thousands of people serving millions of meals a day. It would be surprising if things like this [i]didn't[/i] happen (though that doesn't make them at all justifiable).
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[quote name='jwjw1' timestamp='1342660102' post='595015271']
Burger King worker fired for gross act
It took [b]hackers[/b] 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
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I've actually been to that bk a few times.

I always get my burgers plain. Seems like its a good thing.

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[quote name='Xinok' post='595016893']"Hackers"?[/quote]Hackers on steroids, to be more correct.

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[quote name='tiagosilva29' timestamp='1342742623' post='595017617']
Hackers on steroids, to be more correct.
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Reading the GPS coordinates in the image metadata and locating the Burger King at those coordinates on Google Maps, that doesn't make you a hacker. :p

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[quote]
Elaborate please.
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Having worked at McD and seen employees urinate into the pickle-filled bucket, I'd rather not elaborate.


Oh wait...
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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1342638968' post='595014551']
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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So that means this is acceptable? Companies don't pay people to stand on lettuce.

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[quote name='jwjw1' timestamp='1342660102' post='595015271']
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It took hackers just 15 minutes to find an employee who posted a sickening photo online

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Hackers? :facepalm:

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