Woman sues Zara after she finds dead rat sewn into dress

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A Manhattan woman is suing Zara after she found a dead rodent sewn into her dress.

Cailey Fiesel bought two dresses from Zara in July and wore the dress in question to work for the first time in August. “While at work, she started to notice a disturbingly pungent odor and was unable to identify the source,” the lawsuit claims. “Despite getting up from her desk and walking around, she was unable to escape this odor.”

“As the day went on, Ms. Fiesel started to notice what felt like a loose string from her dress rubbing against her leg,” the suit continues before adding, “without giving it much thought she reached down with her hand to try and locate the piece of string that was rubbing against her.”

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That’s when she found the dead rodent: “To her utter shock and disbelief, as she ran her hand over the hem of the dress she felt an unusual bulge and suddenly realized that it was not a string that was rubbing against her leg but was instead a leg rubbing against her leg. The leg of a dead rodent that is.”

“Ms. Fiesel jumped out of her chair in shock, people surrounded her desk to see what the commotion was while Ms. Fiesel was paralyzed with fear, she then ran to remove the dress,” the suit continued. “After removing the dress she found that a dead rodent was sewn into the hem of the dress.”

Fiesel is now seeking unspecified damages for the incident, though it is not immediately clear what kind of rodent was sewn into the dress or how it got there.

“As a result of Zara’s negligence in manufacturing and selling a dress to Ms. Fiesel with a dead rodent inside, Ms. Fiesel has sustained significant personal injuries and emotional distress,” the suit claims. “She formed a large rash that was diagnosed as a rodent born disease.”