An obese man has locked himself in the house after a McDonald's employee allegedly wrote the word "FAT" on his receipt.
Richard Willard, who weighs 25 stone and is due for a gastric band operation, stopped at the outlet near his Sussex home to pick up a meal for his wife.
The depressed 31-year-old was taken aback when the worker penned the cruel taunt instead of his car registration to identify his order.
"It's made me so self-conscious I can't even leave the house," The Daily Star quoted him as saying.
A spokesman for the chain said: "Our investigation is unable to confirm a McDonald's employee wrote this."