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McDonald's Employee Accused of Smuggling 80 Lbs of McNuggets

Fake news reports that a McDonald's employee was arrested for smuggling home 80 lbs. of Chicken McNuggets in a bodily orifice.

Published Oct 4, 2016

A McDonald's worker was arrested for theft after smuggling home 80 lbs. of chicken nuggets in his anal cavity.

On 21 September 2016, the World News Daily Report web site published an article reporting that a McDonald's employee was arrested for smuggling (over time) an estimated 80 lbs. of frozen chicken nuggets in his anal cavity:

An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in Canada was accused of stealing more than 80 lbs of chicken Mcnuggets from his employer, allegedly hiding them in his rectum to smuggle them out of his workplace.

31-year old Andy Brown was arrested this morning by the Ottawa Police, after a cavity search revealed four condoms filled with frozen chicken nuggets hidden in his rectum ... According to McDonald’s spokesman David Knoxx, Mr Brown’s employer had suspected him of stealing food for some time and had already searched him on five occasions, but they never seemed to find anything on him.

Mr Brown now faces five charges of petty theft and two charges of possession of stolen property, after allegedly stealing more than 80 lbs of McNuggets between the month of December 2015 and September 2016.

This story was just another piece of fake news, and the appended mugshot dated to 2008 and was unrelated to the smuggling of Chicken McNuggets from McDonald's. World News Daily Report traffics solely in publishing  outlandish fabrications alongside photographs taken from other sites and contexts. The site's disclaimer clearly warns that WNDR's content is completely false:

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Prior World News Daily Report hoaxes include claims an infant in the Philippines was born with stigmata, a lottery winner died attempting to gold-plate his genitals, a 14-year-old virgin was impregnated solely by a flu shot injection, a slaughterhouse worker killed dozens of coworkers unnoticed in a period of twenty years, a donor heart recipient received an organ from a serial killer and subsequently went on a killing spree, a man's genitals were bitten off during the attempted "rape" of a pit bull, a meth-using babysitter ate a small child while high, a Smithsonian employee was found "raping" a mummy, an overweight man sued Golden Corral after he was booted for staying too long, rat meat was sold as chicken wings in the United States before the 2016 Super Bowl, a woman broke a world record for giving birth to 14 children by 14 different men, a Nazi sub was found in the Great Lakes, a mother sued a tampon company for taking her daughter's virginity, a 101-year-old Italian woman gave birth to a healthy baby via fertility treatments, CIA agents were caught smuggling cocaine across the Mexican border, a National Geographic journalist was eaten alive by a giant sunfish, Edward Snowden said that Osama bin Laden was alive and well under CIA protection, a fisherman caught a giant shark in the Great Lakes, and a four-year-old boy was arrested by the FBI for hacking their databases.

Kim LaCapria is a former writer for Snopes.