A South African student was arrested after he pretended to work for KFC so he can eat for free.
According to India Today, the 27-year-old man was a student at the University of KwaZulu Natal and ate a free meal every day for a year when he told KFC restaurant employees that he worked for the corporate office. He would visit different KFC locations and informed the employees that he was doing a quality check.
The unidentified man also carried a KFC identification card and would dress the part so he could receive his free food. His friend, who is a part-time limo driver, would often drop him off to help cover his tracks.
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One employee said the man was very convincing due to his believable performance:
“When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn’t piss off the man from head office – he was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him.
“When he came in, he rushed to the kitchen and checked everything, taking notes and then asked for samples of whatever he wanted. He probably worked for KFC before because he knows everything.”
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The man’s case went viral after journalist Teddy Eugene posted the story on his Twitter page. It currently has over 22,000 likes and 10,000 retweets. Many users called the student a hero for pulling off the scam for a year.
Meanwhile, check out these facts about KFC and let us know if you would’ve pulled the same stunt.