Two paramedics on a late-night trip to KFC have helped police uncover an illegal birthday party taking place at a home in Melbourne during Victoria’s stage three stay-at-home restrictions.
The ambulance officers were getting a bite to eat at a KFC in Dandenong around 1.30am this morning, when they became suspicious of two people ordering 20 meals at the fast-food restaurant.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said the eagle-eyed paramedics reported the incident to police, who were able to trace the car’s number plate down to a townhouse
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When police turned up at the home, they found two people who were asleep inside, however 16 others were busted hiding from officers in the backyard, garage and under beds.
All 16 people were issued with a $1,652 fine for what police say was a “deliberate, blatant and obvious breach of the chief health officers directions”.
It comes after Victoria recorded 288 new cases of coronavirus today, the highest daily increase in Australia since the pandemic began.