What a Maryland Woman Found in Her Chinese Takeout Will Disgust and Horrify You

Stories about restaurant customers finding foreign objects in their food are legion. Sometimes they are even true.

Last December, for example, am employee at a Dairy Queen was captured on a security camera spitting on a hamburger intended for a police officer. But that was child’s play compared to the actions of a grocery who pleaded guilty in 2011 to handing out to customers samples of yogurt laced with his own semen.

Both stories pale next to the assertion by a Maryland woman that a spare rib she ordered from a Chinese restaurant was in reality a dog’s paw.

The customer, Ashley Jefferson, posted a video (since removed) after researching the suspicious-looking “spare rib, writing on social media:

I googled a dead dog paw and took a pic of what they delivered to me … and tell me if I’m wrong but they look exactly the same.

One Facebook user wrote on the restaurant’s page:

I’m not going to lie. The woman who uploaded that video may have made a mistake, but it was an easy mistake to make. One of those ribs in particular looked exactly like a dog paw. Skinny leg, curved right before the paw and the cartilage resembled nails.

The restaurant, China Palace Havre de Grace, has since shared a document from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which confirms that dog meat was ever used in their kitchen nor was it served to a customer.