Police in Auckland, New Zealand caught two men smuggling cash and a suitcase full of KFC chicken and side dishes into the cordoned off city.
New Zealand Police
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KFC Chicken may seem pretty irresistible when suddenly you’re denied access. While the city of Auckland was locked at level 4 this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, two men labeled “gang workers” by New Zealand police were caught taking not only cash but also a trunk full of KFC groceries smuggled into town.
All restaurants, even takeaways, were closed due to Auckland’s Level 4 lockdown, so KFC must have seemed like a pretty hot commodity even if it sat in a trunk – um, trunk – and got cold. The city has now moved to Level 3, where cafes, restaurants and take-away restaurants can offer contactless pick-up, delivery or transit.
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“Officials noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle driving on a gravel road, and when the police car saw it, the vehicle made a U-turn and sped away to escape the police,” the New Zealand police said. “The vehicle eventually stopped and the police found they were traveling from Hamilton and trying to get to Auckland. The vehicle was searched and the police found the cash next to empty ounce bags and a large amount of snacks.”
They aren’t kidding about “large amounts”. A photo provided by the New Zealand police shows three chicken buckets, four large KFC bags, about 10 cups of coleslaw and more. The police did not comment on whether the men wanted to resell the chicken and the side dishes or whether they were really, really hungry.
Police also confiscated $ 100,000 ($ 70,000; £ 51,000, A $ 97,000).
The two men, aged 23 and 30, will appear in court for violating the health ordinance, and police say other charges are likely.
The trunk of the car was crammed with KFC bags, full of chicken and side dishes to take away.
New Zealand Police