Finger May Have Been Bitten Off By Leopard

Authorities doubting connection between the two fingertips

Authorities say they doubt that a fingertip that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili last month came from a Nevada woman who lost hers in a leopard attack.

Authorities in Nevada and California are investigating the origin of the fingertip, which a woman said she found in a bowl of Wendy's chili at a San Jose, California, restaurant March 22nd. A Nevada sheriff says the chance of any connection is "diminishing."

Police in California agree, saying they're also skeptical. They point to the fact that the amount of finger lost in the leopard attack is much smaller than the fingertip recovered from the chili.

Sandy Allman lost her fingertip in February after being attacked by a leopard being kept at her home, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.