facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Chili finger lady' allegedly in new hoax

Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM   |   Comments

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The woman who made up a story about finding a finger in her chili at Wendy's is again facing a charge for lying to police in California, officials said.

Anna Ayala went on national television in 2005 to publicize how she found a finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant in San Jose, KGO-TV, San Francisco, said.

But it turned out she had planted the finger in her food herself, and she went to prison for four years.

San Jose police said Friday she filed another false police report. This time, it was to protect her son, Guadalupe Reyes, a convicted felon who was in possession of a gun and shot himself in the ankle, KGO-TV said.

Police said Ayala told police an innocent man shot Reyes, but her son eventually admitted the story was a lie. She is now charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor, as well as felony charges for being an accomplice to her son.

KGO-TV said Ayala faces a maximum of four years in prison and Reyes faces four years and eight months, if convicted.

They are scheduled to enter a plea next week in court.

Topics: Anna Ayala
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
2
Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky' Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky'
3
Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos
4
Potential sites for Obama's presidential library and museum chosen Potential sites for Obama's presidential library and museum chosen
5
Official: U.S. hits Islamic State position near Baghdad; marking new phase in airstrikes Official: U.S. hits Islamic State position near Baghdad; marking new phase in airstrikes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback