Girl tricks thieving roommate with a delicacy she definitely wasn't expecting

Jan 21, 2016 at 6:11 p.m. ET

Anyone who has ever lived with a roommate knows how incredibly annoying it is when your food suddenly goes missing from the fridge.

 

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Like that leftover pizza from the night before that you had been dreaming about all day, only to discover it's gone when you get home. Or the chocolate you were looking forward to devouring, that has suddenly disappeared — and the empty wrapper taunts you from the bin. It's highly annoying, but one Chinese student has found a way to punish the thief in her flat, and the results are hilarious.

Devising a plan to teach her roommate a lesson, the girl decided to create a cardboard chicken cutlet. Yes, you read that correctly. Here is what she did.

According to The Mirror, first she cut out two cardboard cutlet shapes.

Thieving roommate gets what's coming to her with cardboard cutlet
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Then she went to all the effort of trimming down the heavy duty cardboard with a knife.

Roommate gets what's coming to her with cardboard cutlet prank
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Thieving roommate gets what's coming to her with cardboard cutlet
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But here's the best part... she dips it into soy sauce and then bread crumbs to make it look like it really is a tasty snack (and the perpetrator will get quite the surprise when they sink their teeth into it).

Thieving roommate gets what's coming to her with cardboard cutlet
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Thieving roommate gets what's coming to her with cardboard cutout
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She went to great lengths in order to make it look realistic and even fried it.

Thieving roommate gets what's coming to her with cardboard cutlet
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And the trap is laid...

Thieving roommate gets what she deserves with cardboard cutlet
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No confirmation yet on whether it worked and what the roommate's reaction was, but we applaud this student for her ingenuity.

Have you ever gone to extreme measures to stop someone stealing your food? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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