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SAN JOSE: Chili finger woman has rooting section at arraignment
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/5 | Alan Gathright

Posted on 05/10/2005 10:46:20 AM PDT by SmithL

The woman who has become nationally known for allegedly planting a finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili smiled and appeared relaxed Monday as she mouthed "I love you all" to family members during her arraignment in a San Jose courtroom.

Authorities have accused Anna Ayala, 39, of being a scam artist who attempted to shake down the fast-food chain after the March 22 incident at a Wendy's in San Jose, but the Las Vegas woman appeared in court before a small fan club.

A dozen supporters came to the courthouse wearing T-shirts emblazed with "Free Anna Ayala" or "We Support Anna Ayala" on the front and "INNOCENT" on the back. Bailiffs required them to turn the T-shirts inside out to conceal the message before they entered the courtroom.

Ayala, 39, was extradited from Las Vegas on Friday and is being held in Santa Clara County jail. She declined Monday to enter a plea, and Judge Jerome Nadler set a May 18 hearing, where her attorneys are expected to seek reduction of Ayala's $500,000 bail.

At the end of the proceeding, Ayala gave a big wave and told the judge:

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: annaayala; bandito; cholo; chupacabra; fingerfood; gaveherthefinger; grifter
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1 posted on 05/10/2005 10:46:20 AM PDT by SmithL
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I understand the crowd was impressed when she flashed a "thumbs up" to the photographers till they realized it was someone else's thumb...


2 posted on 05/10/2005 10:48:29 AM PDT by Exeter (American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: SmithL

I hope Wendy's sues this lady.

Them and all the low wage employees at that store that got reduced hours!!


3 posted on 05/10/2005 10:48:45 AM PDT by TNinga
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To: SmithL

She deserves a 1-finger salute.


4 posted on 05/10/2005 10:49:37 AM PDT by gubamyster
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This beotch is lucky she is in jail; the employees that were laid off because of he bullsqueeze haven't been able to get to her to beat her to death.


5 posted on 05/10/2005 10:49:51 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Exeter
LOL! She gives the restaurant 3 thumbs up review!
7 posted on 05/10/2005 10:50:48 AM PDT by Millee
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To: SmithL

My question is... where in Hell did she get the finger? LOL!, is anyone missing one? :)


8 posted on 05/10/2005 10:51:29 AM PDT by ElPatriota (let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: Exeter
If I were there, I'd give her the finger....except that would be old stuff.

I'd guess the little scammer has nothing BUT I hope the judge puts her in jail until she tells us where the finger came from....AND THEN...put an apron on her and let her work as a prison cook.

9 posted on 05/10/2005 10:51:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: gubamyster
Finger SALUTE!
10 posted on 05/10/2005 10:53:18 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Remember, this is only a temporary exile!)
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To: Millee

I still want to know how she got her hands on a detached finger. I mean, I have some really good friends who're always willing to lend a hand if I need help, but it takes a REAL friend to lend a finger...


11 posted on 05/10/2005 10:54:16 AM PDT by Exeter (American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: SmithL

This should have happend at KFC not Wendys. KFC could put out a commerical featuring food 'finger licking good'.


12 posted on 05/10/2005 10:55:26 AM PDT by ex-snook (Exporting jobs and the money to buy America is lose-lose..)
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A dozen supporters came to the courthouse wearing T-shirts emblazed with "Free Anna Ayala"

These are part of the populace that opposes tort reform because they, too, hope to one day strike it rich through bogus litigation.

13 posted on 05/10/2005 10:56:37 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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Absolutely. I hope each employee sues in a separate cause of action. This woman will be paying judgments for the rest of her life. And this will be a California jury -- they LOOOOVE playing "ching ching, let the cash register ring!" when they can.


14 posted on 05/10/2005 10:58:42 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Armed, Female and Southern!)
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To: SmithL

I have an idea....Instead of Fox News covering Michael Jackson and Jennifer Wilbanks 24/7, they should concentrate on court cases like this one, where people are trying to scam the system for ill-gotten gain. Call it "Tort Abuse TV."


15 posted on 05/10/2005 10:59:02 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Every Freeper who watches Fox News should shut off their TV sets every time they air any info about michael or ms. wilbanks. The drop in ratings for that time period, and the correlation to the story aired will help executives at fox news get the picture, and maybe start airing actual news items.


16 posted on 05/10/2005 11:03:03 AM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: SmithL

Another....."i'm just a victim!"


17 posted on 05/10/2005 11:04:08 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: ElPatriota
My question is... where in Hell did she get the finger? LOL!, is anyone missing one? :)

I heard that her husband was a shop teacher.

18 posted on 05/10/2005 11:05:17 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Planned Parenthood is neither)
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To: SmithL

I want to know how she was able to put on makeup before her appearence yesterday. Did her lawyer provide for her? Somehow I feel that San Jose will make a heroine out of her somehow. UFB.


19 posted on 05/10/2005 11:07:21 AM PDT by ├čudda├čudd (7 days - 7 ways)
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