The foreign object was described by County Medical Examiner Dr. Joseph P. O'Hara in the San Francisco Chronicle as follows: "The finger was found in two pieces, a one and three-eighths inch long fingertip complete with the skin whorls used in fingerprinting, and a half-inch long piece of fingernail. The joint appeared to have been torn off, possibly by manufacturing machinery, rather than cleanly cut." Yum.
The big mystery, of course, is how it ended up in a bowl of Wendy's chili in the first place. Since none of the restaurant's employees were missing any fingers, investigators assume the severed finger "entered the food chain" during the manufacture of the raw ingredients used to make the chili.
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