When will we learn? It seems there aren't a couple of days that go by these days without another social networking faux pas in which criminal acts are broadcast online for the world to see. A Taco Bell employee is the latest to see the cruel consequences of an ill-thought out act and subsequent tweet to his followers.

Allegedly urinating on a plate of nachos, the Taco Bell employee then went ahead and uploaded the photo to Twitter alongside the caption, “Guess where I work”, according to news station Ksee24. Surprise, surprise, the offending tweet and the employee's Twitter account have already been deleted, but not before Anonymous got in on the act and tweeted their 140,755 followers to go and “Find This Taco Bell Employee Peeing In Food”. The offender in question later received abuse (naturally) from Twitter users everywhere, with some reminding him of the severity of his actions, most likely a criminal offence. He has since insisted the whole incident was nothing more than a prank and that the dish was never served to customers, saying “I p--- on them where nobody could see, in private, an[d] I threw them away. There's literally nothing they can do. Fire me, I don't care.”

It appears the fast food chain took him up on the offer, with Taco Bell spokeswoman telling Indiana's News Center the company finds the prank “absolutely unacceptable, and [they] plan to terminate anyone involved and work with authorities to pursue legal action.” The employee has subsequently been fired.

Richard Birkett

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