In the Borneo Bistro in Sunderland, a city in North East England, Christopher Baker, 28, ate his meal and paid, reports the Guardian. Then, as the video system in the restaurant captured it, he reached into his pocket. All of a sudden a rat appeared.
That was the scam: The man demanded his money back since he didn't like the idea of having dined with a rat. Members of the wait staff were quite apologetic and returned his money.
Unfortunately for Rat Scammer, this is the age of Big Brother video. In the Sunderland magistrates court, he pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.