ALVISO (CBS SF) — The woman famous for pretending to find a human finger in bowl of chili at a San Jose Wendy’s in 2005 was charged Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court with falsely accusing someone of shooting her son in the leg.
Anna Delia Ayala, 47, was arraigned on charges of being an accessory to a felony crime, a felony, and a making a false police report, a misdemeanor, Deputy District Attorney Bret Wasley said.
Her son, Guadalupe “Junior” Reyes, 26, was charged with being a felon possessing a firearm, Wasley said.
Ayala and Reyes are alleged to have accused a person in the northern San Jose community of Alviso of firing a shot that wounded Reyes in the leg on Oct. 21, Wasley said.
Wasley asked Santa Clara County Judge Philip Pennypacker to set a high bail amount for both, arguing that Ayala posed a flight risk.
Ayala, he said, fled to Las Vegas in 2005 after trying to pull a scam about finding a finger in some chili at a Wendy’s eatery in San Jose, then had to be arrested in Nevada and brought back.
Pennypacker, saying that Ayala was not a current resident of Santa Clara County and based on her prior flight from the county in 2005, agreed to set bail at $150,000 for Ayala and the same amount for her son.