Sometimes in life, we all realize that heroes walk among us mere mortals. People who are so sharp that they make the rest of us look like total and complete dummies. I mean, I can’t believe I never thought of this.

A 27-year-old man was recently arrested in South Africa for his elaborate scam to eat at KFC for free – which worked for an entire year. The man, who is a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, would tell staff members that he was from the head office (in Kentucky?), and that he was there to make sure everything was up to the standards of the iconic franchise.

And this guy really committed to the scam. He wore suits, carried an ID card from “the head office”, and even sometimes arrived in a limo. Apparently, one of his friends is a part-time limousine driver and wanted in on that sweet chicken action.

A KFC employee said:

“When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn’t piss off the man from head office – he was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him. When he came in, he rushed to the kitchen and checked everything, taking notes and then asked for samples of whatever he wanted. He probably worked for KFC before because he knows everything.”

Even though this fella was stealing, a lot of people were impressed with his scheme.

There’s no doubt about it…the man is definitely a legend.

I just wonder if the courts will feel the same way…