What is it with fast food employees doing stupid things and then feeling the need to post them on the internet? Will they never learn? 4chan always gets a bad rap as a lawless environment but often they dole out justice where it’s needed. Today is no different.
On July 16th some genius who worked at a Burger King in Cleveland posted anonymously a photo of himself stepping in bins of lettuce to the site. The original poster captioned the image with “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”
4chan is not to be trifled with however, and those users who were appalled by the image decided to take action. They grabbed the GPS data embedded in the picture – in an effort to pinpoint where the photograph had been taken, the Cleveland Scene reports.
In addition to contacting local news media in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, (where the image originated) users also managed to pull up the address and telephone number of the exact Burger King location where the event took place. You can imagine that it wasn’t long before many emails and phone calls took place. All that took about 15 minutes from the initial post.
A list of the 4chan users’ responses was posted to Reddit on Tuesday.
When contacted, a manager at the Mayfield Heights Burger King, said that the alleged perpetrator was a long-time employee. Management refused to disclose other details, offering only that this was the employee’s first disciplinary incident in his employment history. Both said employee and the shift manager on duty at the time have been fired.