The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
   
Hoaxes Throughout History
Middle AgesEarly Modern1700s1800-1840s1850-1890s
1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s21st Century2014
The Mystery of the Racist Red Lobster Receipt
Red Lobster Waitress Toni Christina Jenkins shot to internet fame back in September after posting on her facebook page a picture of a receipt she claimed one of her customers left her, with a racist remark ("None N**ger") scrawled on it in place of a tip. The story received even more attention when, a few weeks later, a stranger who was moved by her story gave her a check for $10,759.


But meanwhile, the guy who left the receipt insisted he didn't write that phrase. He admits he wrote the word "None" on the tip line, because he ordered his food to-go. But that other word, he says, wasn't his doing. And now he's hired a forensic handwriting expert to back up his claim when he lawyers up and files a lawsuit against both Jenkins and Red Lobster.

So this creates a he said/she said situation. Either the customer is lying, the waitress is lying, or there was a third person involved. If it ever does make it to trial, it might be a case of dueling handwriting experts. But in the meantime, a lot of self-professed handwriting analysis experts have now popped up online (see Reddit) insisting that they know exactly what happened.
Hate Crimes/Terror
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 21, 2013


Look how he wrote the "n". It's quite obvious two different writings.
Posted by TMB  on  Tue Oct 22, 2013  at  08:51 PM
Commenting is no longer available in this channel entry.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.