Illegal Melbourne House Party Was Busted After Someone Ordered 20 Meals From KFC
Victorian authorities have revealed how a simple slip up led authorities to an illegal Melbourne house party.
People in the state have been restricted to a small number of visitors to their property and that was tightened even further this week when Stage 3 Stay At Home Orders were introduced to the Melbourne Metro area and Mitchell Shire.
That's why paramedics, who had stopped off at a KFC in Dandenong for some food, were surprised to hear a car in drive-thru place an order for 20 meals.
Sure, someone could've been really hungry; or someone was breaking the rules.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton explained the bizarre story at a press conference, saying: "[The paramedics] spoke to the people at KFC and subsequently, there was a report made to us, we got the registration number of the car and we followed through and went to that address in Dandenong.
"When we went in there was two people asleep but there were 16 others hiding out the back and they just got the KFC meals at a birthday. That is ridiculous that type of behaviour."
More than a dozen people hiding; yeah that is ridiculous.
"That is a heck of a birthday party to recall. They will remember that one for a long time," Patton added.
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That is certainly true considering the total number of fines handed out to people at that party amounted to a jaw dropping $26,000. They will certainly remember that.
The state just recorded its highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, with 288 tests coming back positive since yesterday.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said during a press conference: "I know there will be great concern about these numbers.
"People will feel deeply concerned to see that number as high as it is. I just want to remind everybody that we have been very, very clear. We didn't take this step to return to staying at home, except for the four reasons for metropolitan Melbourne, because the numbers were stable.
"We didn't take that step because we didn't have a problem, we took that step because we knew it would need to get worse before it got better and that unless we took those steps we simply wouldn't be able to bring a sense of control to this.
"We would not be able to see a stabilisation and then a driving down of those case numbers stop at the same time, no one should underestimate how significant, how big a challenge we all face. It is very significant."
People in Victoria have now been urged to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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