Restaurant's absent '˜employee' is no dummy to become Facebook sensation

A Hartlepool curry house has served up an unusual takeaway.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 4:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 2:54 pm
Seesh Mahal restaurant menu mannequin has been stolen and posted on Facebook Part owner Syed Miah

A shop window mannequin that usually graces the Sheesh Mahal in Coronation Drive, Seaton Carew, has gone walkabout - and even set up her own Facebook page to catalogue her adventures.

Under the name Sheesh Mahal-equin, the gastronomic gadabout has been posting pictures of her travels, from Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park to Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge.

Sheesh Mahal-equin catches some sun at Hartlepool Marina

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She enjoyed a game of pool at The Traveller’s Rest, dropped in at Karisma Hair Salon for a brush-up and had a little retail therapy at Teesside Park, before heading to The Pizza Guys for a late-night feed.

And she even found time to call in at the Hartlepool Mail’s Scarborough Street office to catch up on her favourite read.

Alas, as our exclusive shots of her sunning herself at Hartlepool Marina show, the weekend’s excesses have left her - quite literally - legless.

Sheesh Mahal boss Shay Miah is delighted with his escaped employee’s social media profile and was quick to deny claims on-line that her disappearance had been reported to police.

Flying the flag for Pools

He had a shrewd idea of which of his regulars is responsible: “We don’t know for sure who it is but we do have some ideas,” he said.

“She disappeared on Friday night - the mannequin is normally holding menus inside the restaurant, but it was busy and all of a sudden, she was gone.

“It was Saturday morning when people started telling me she had her own Facebook page - she has been quite busy over the weekend.

“She has been to the match, she has even been as far as Middlesbrough.”

Seesh Mahal restaurant menu mannequin has been stolen and posted on Facebook Part owner Syed Miah

Shay is unsure when to expect his missing social media celebrity to return to menu-holding duties, though: “From what I have heard, she won’t be back until she runs out of money - at least that’s all I have heard from Facebook,” he said.

“You know as much as I do.”

Lining up a shot
Out and about
At the marina...
Check the social media profile at the Mail office
Ordering a pizza
Sheesh Mahal-equin catches some sun at Hartlepool Marina
Flying the flag for Pools
Seesh Mahal restaurant menu mannequin has been stolen and posted on Facebook Part owner Syed Miah
Lining up a shot
Out and about
At the marina...
Check the social media profile at the Mail office
Ordering a pizza