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@roxipowellAll gasps and feelings about dog attacks aside, kicking a little girl out of a restaurant is just plain wrong. Regardless of your personal feelings about facial scarring, a three-year-old should not be judged and expelled from KFC. Employees of the Jackson, Mississippi KFC claimed young Victoria Wilcher's scars (which she had reportedly gotten in an earlier attack from her grandfather's pit bulls) were distressing customers and keeping business away. The company then donated $30,000 dollars to the family by means of apology. Let that sink in for a moment. Now come around to the possibility it could be a hoax. According to a new report by the Laurel Leader-Call, the entire encounter might be just that, a hoax. The KFC location fell under scrutiny after Victoria and her grandmother supposedly placed their order for mashed potatoes and sweet tea. After hiring their own private investigator, KFC has yet to release any of the P.I's findings, if they themselves have even received them. Even the security footage marks this whole affair as sketchy at best. None of the day's footage of the supposed incident exists. No one ordered any such mashed potatoes and sweet tea. No one matching Victoria or Kelly Mullin's, her grandmother's description walked in to the KFC--into any KFC. So just what are they playing at? Little Victoria has several medical bills for the pit bull attack, and the family has been raising money to help her through GoFundMe. The publicity of the KFC incident has given them enough press that the donations are rolling in.
"More than $135,000 has been raised through the online donation site, gofundme.com, since June 13. The fund was created by Bates on April 28. The funding before the chicken caper came from seven donors for a total of $595."Several doctors have stepped up for Victoria. Some have agreed to waive their fees, while a Las Vegas plastic surgeon has offered free plastic surgery. The Frank L. Stiles Foundation even promised to cover the cost of Victoria's facial reconstruction. Even if the "chicken caper" proves to be a giant scam, KFC has promised to honor the money they offered.
"Dick West, who is the president of West Quality Food, one of the largest franchisees in the KFC chain and the owner of the local KFCs, also declined comment. However, on Saturday night, he made his feelings quite clear on the Facebook page of a Jackson television station when he posted, 'When the allegation was first made, KFC pledged $30,000 to go to medical expenses and started an investigation to find the truth. They have pledged the money even if it is proven that the incident never happened. At this point their story is full of holes. Any thinking person who follows their timeline can see it. The event at KFC never happened.'"Victoria's grandmother's lawyer, Bill Kellum, has not confirmed whether the family will take the money. What do you think? Should they take the money, or is this one scam that's just too big to stay afloat? Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!