Restaurant bites back when customer video shows worm in fish

A New Jersey shore restaurant was fighting back against a customer who posted a video of a worm crawling out of a piece of fish and then appeared to change its mind.

The video was shot over the weekend at Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant in Asbury Park and shows the thin, pale worm crawling out of a piece of cod.

In a Facebook post that was later deleted, people at the restaurant criticize customer Jim Guinee for trying to "destroy" their "reputation and possible livelihoods" and say they stopped serving the cod dish after the worms were discovered.

It said that posting the video was a "callousness and irresponsible reaction" to seeing the worms.

The restaurant had written parasitic roundworms "are frequently found in the guts and in the flesh of fish" and occasionally are missed by inspectors.

Some comments on the restaurant's post said that staff should not attack a customer. It was not clear if the reactions were the reason it took down the rebuttal post.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.