Coronavirus Victoria: Huge fine over birthday party's 'ridiculous' KFC trip

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A group of people who violated Victoria’s second coronavirus lockdown to celebrate a birthday have been fined $26,000 after two of the revellers were spotted at a KFC.

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said Victoria Police were tipped off about the gathering by a paramedic who saw two people ordering 20 meals at KFC at 1:30am on Friday.

Officers obtained the registration number of the hungry partygoers’ car and went to the address in Dandenong.

Photo show two women walking past a KFC outlet. Source: Getty Images
A group of people have been fined after a late night run to a KFC outlet (not the one pictured) in the early hours of Friday morning. Source: Getty Images, file photo

The frustrated commissioner said two people were found asleep and 16 others were hiding in the backyard with the KFC.

“That is ridiculous that type of behaviour,” he said.

"It is an expensive night when you think apart from the KFC, we have issued 16 infringements at that amount ($1652), that is $26,000 that birthday party is costing them," he said.

"That is a heck of a birthday party to recall."

Four sex workers were fined in Glen Waverley, while a Docklands couple were caught trying to leave the city to go to a Phillip Island holiday house.

Comm Patton threatened to increase the number of fines handed out if people don’t abide by the lockdown.

“That conduct won't be permitted,” he said.

“If the public don't comply, we will continue to ramp up our infringement issue. It’s as simple as that.”

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