A restaurant in New Jersey is at odds with one of his clients after a video of a worm crawling at a cod dinner served at the popular eatery over the weekend.
Jim Guinee from Middletown stayed at the Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant in Asbury Park with seven other family members, according to NJ.com. Guinea's girlfriend Jennifer Morzano was eating a cod dinner when she saw a worm wobble in her bowl.
"She saw the cod worm wound on the plate," Guinee told NJ.com. "I only recorded it on video because, one, I thought it looked pretty disgusting and we were not sure what it was, we were not sure if she would get sick."
Guinee, one Attorney, posted the video on Facebook on Saturday night and it quickly became viral. The clip received more than 1
The restaurant on Sunday weighed the video in a Facebook message.
"Ownership, management and employees are very surprised by the insensitivity and irresponsible reaction of a lawyer to try to destroy our reputation and possible livelihood by something that could happen to anyone, whether at home or in a restaurant" said the post.
Comments to the restaurant Post suggested customers would eat in the square again, while others accused the property of having accused the customer.
The restaurant lowered the bill and the staff apologized, Guinee said. However, Guinee said he was exempt from being called for his job.
"If I had been a plumber, would they have said I was a cold-blooded plumber?" He said to NJ.com. "It was not meant for any purpose, I definitely did not think many people would see it, and I just did not want them to continue to feed the cod."
The Monmouth County Department of Health did not comment on the incident uttered.