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A Year of Free Food

I think everyone has tried to get free food from a fast food restaurant, but this guy took it to another level..

What one 27-year-old man did was close to genius, after allegedly scamming his way to eating free at KFC for an entire year.

The South African man is reported to have told employees of the fast food chain that he had been sent from the KFC headquarters for quality checks to make sure the chicken was up to standard.

According to India Today, the University of KwaZulu-Natal student would walk in with confidence and tell staff he was there for quality assurance checks of the food served in the restaurant.

It has also been reported that the unnamed man carried an ID card from 'head office' and would dress very smart - even arriving in a limousine. The man's friend is a part-time limo driver and seemed to be a pretty good alleged accomplice for pretending you're a man with status, by the sound of things.

A member of staff from KFC told Xpouzar: "When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn't piss off the man from head office - he was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him.

The African Voice on Twitter

South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year by saying head office sent him to taste if they are up to standard.

This story has had a lot of attention...

The post currently has 22,000 likes and 10,000 retweets with people dubbing the KFC impostor a 'hero'.

One person commented: "They should give that man that job already." Another added: "Not all heroes wear capes.."

A third person wrote: "He is a legend and is now very experienced taster. KFC should employ him."