Late night trip to KFC costs group of VIC party-goers $26,000

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 in Dandenong.


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.

“That is ridiculous that type of behaviour,” Police Chief Commissioner Patton said.

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 is an expensive night when you think apart from the KFC, we have issued 16 infringements at that amount, that is $26,000 that birthday party is costing them,” Police Chief Commissioner Patton said.

“That is a heck of a birthday party to recall. They will remember that one for a long time.”

It comes after Victoria recorded 288 new cases of coronavirus today, the highest daily increase in Australia since the pandemic began.

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