Mystery of the Missing Lunch

posted by Karla Cantrell - 

  • Zak Toscani, a comedian who works at a post production company, live-tweeted the drama that went down after a co-worker’s shrimp fried rice was taken from the fridge
  • They were allowed to watch security footage and determined that a female co-worker actually threw out the man’s lunch
  • As much as they tried, they couldn’t get the woman to confess
  • The story quickly went viral and was shared over 149,000 times, and even caught the eye of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Bringing lunch to the office can certainly save you money, but that usually means storing your food in a communal fridge, which can be risky, because there’s always a chance someone may snatch your meal. Well, that’s exactly what happened at one office in California, and after a guy live-tweeted the intriguing mystery of his co-worker’s stolen lunch, and the story quickly went viral.

Zak Toscani, a comedian who works at a post production company, detailed the drama that went down after a co-worker’s shrimp fried rice was taken from the fridge, and it has since been shared over 150,000 times. Instead of just accepting that the meal was gone, security let them watch footage to find out the identity of the thief, determining it was a female co-worker who sat right next to Zak and who didn’t even eat the food, just threw it in the garbage. 

The wronged co-worker didn’t want the thief fired, but HR sent out a company-wide email warning about stealing people’s lunches, and when the culprit read it she was actually heard saying, “Woah. Someone stole a lunch? Who would do something like that?,” with Zak noting, “We’re all about to start screaming.”

Although the woman never confessed, Zak notes that basically everyone in the office knows she’s guilty, adding, “She now carries an invisible scarlet letter.” Zak tried to push the issue further, by ordering three orders of shrimp fried rice for the office to see her reaction, but Zak reveals she just happily ate it, adding, “This is utter ruthlessness.”

  • Unfortunately, Zak and his colleagues never did find out why she would steal and throw away her co-worker’s food. He noted, “I wish I could close this up with a neat little bow, but, it appears that we may never know why she did it. Maybe she doesn’t know she did it. Either way I’m now forced to work 40hrs a week next to a cold blooded individual.” Check out some of the posts below.
  • ONE MORE THING! The story was so popular it even caught the eye of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who tweeted, “I love this ending. I don't need to know why she did it, I enjoyed the ride. Thanks for today.” 

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