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Diner Found Extra Chewy Piece Of Calamari Was A Condom

Diner Found Extra Chewy Piece Of Calamari Was A Condom

Restaurant boss Yi Ze Teng has eaten plenty of rubbery squid in her time - but the 'calamari' that ended up on a diner's plate at her eatery in China turned out to be anything but.

It was a condom - and she swallowed it whole as diners threatened to take it to the police after it was served up with their squid at the restaurant she manages in the city of Hefei, in Anhui province in central China.

According to local health officials three diners - Mai Liang and her two pals - were halfway through a fish and squid rings dish when they suddenly noticed what looked like a particularly rubbery calamari on the plate.

"Imagine my horror when I turned it over with my fork and it turned out to be a contraceptive," said Liang. "It was disgusting. My first horrific thought was: Is it used?"

She and her friends then got into a heated row with manager Teng, who stopped the debate dead when she grabbed the condom, and ate it in front of them.

"They said if I ate the condom, they would leave the matter, so I swallowed it," she said.

Liang however disputes her version of events, saying: "We didn't ask her to eat the condom. When we found it and told her about it she had quite a sniffy attitude. She said at first that we must have put it into the dish in a bid to get a free meal. One of my friends felt quite sick and we asked the restaurant to send her to hospital, but they refused.

"I think she ate the condom to prevent us going to police or the local health authorities with it. When we said we wanted compensation, she grabbed the condom and ate it."

Teng said that as the fish and squid were hot, the condom would have melted if it had been cooked with the rest of the dish in the kitchen.

The diners have hired a lawyer to try to work out a compensation deal, adding that although the evidence was missing, they had taken a snap of the offending fish dish, and are hoping this will be enough to convince a court.

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