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Hey Claim Jumper, is that a Condom in My French Onion Soup?

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Claim Jumper's French Onion Soup | Photo by danperry.com via Flickr


Claim Jumper's French Onion Soup | Photo by danperry.com via Flickr
An Easter Sunday meal at Claim Jumper in Orange County turned into quite an affair for one family in 2009. Zdenek Philip Hodousek was eating his favorite menu item, French onion soup, when something felt weird. "Suddenly he felt what he believed was tough cheese on one side of his mouth," reads a lawsuit he filed. "When he could not chew it into pieces, (Hodousek) commented to his family that it felt like rubber. He spit it out, spooned it onto a napkin, at which time his wife said 'Oh my God, it's a condom.'"

When the prophylactic was sent to a laboratory, female DNA was found (gross!). The DNA didn't match the family. And Claim Jumper tested their employees and said they provided the results to the family, but Hodousek's lawyer says they were not forthcoming with the information. Nonetheless, a lawsuit was filed last Summer.

On its part, Irvine-based Claim Jumper said after conducting a thorough investigation, they found no evidence of wrongdoing by any of their employees. Hodousek, who owes $300,000 in taxes to the government, says it wasn't him and is not related to his financial situation.

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The case heads to court on Monday.