Family’s outrage as 3-year old with facial injuries after being mauled by a pit bull is THROWN OUT of a KFC by employee who said she was ‘scaring the other diners’
SHAME ON YOU KFC!!!!!!!!! THIS IS WRONG!!!!!!!!
- Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher was injured when she was mauled by three pit bulls in her grandfather’s backyard
- Toddler lost her right eye because of the attack, and cannot move the right side of her face
- Wilcher must use a feeding tube to eat, was getting mashed potatoes when she was asked to leave by a KFC employee
- KFC has publicly apologized for the incident, saying that they have ‘zero tolerance for any disrespectful behavior by our team members’
A little girl left with a scarred face after being attacked by a pit bull was thrown out of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, after an employee said her face was ‘scaring the other diners’.
The family of three-year-old Victoria Wilcher were left horrified after they were asked to leave the establishment because of the appearance of the toddler.
The family shared their anger on a Facebook page entitled Victoria’s Victories.
‘Does this face look scary to you?’ reads the posting. ‘Last week at KFC in Jackson MS this precious face was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners.’
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The KFC location, in Jackson, Mississippi, where the Wilcher and her grandmother were asked to leave. KFC has apologized for the incident, and says that they are investigating the incident
The Thursday posting on Victoria’s Victories, including KFC’s response to the incident
Wilcher with her grandmother, Kelly Mullins. Mullins was getting food for her granddaughter when they were asked to leave the restaurant
Wilcher was injured in an attack in April, when three of her grandfather’s pit bull dogs ran into his home in Simpson County, Mississippi. The dogs ripped through the back door of the home and jumped on her.
The dogs then dragged the little girl outside into the backyard, where they continued to maul her before her grandfather, Donald Mullins, and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, attempted to stop the carnage. The dogs then attacked their owners, causing Mullins to shoot them. Two of the dogs were killed.
Wilcher was rushed to the emergency room. She suffered a shattered top and bottom jaw, broken cheekbones and eyesockets, and a broken nose. According to the first posting on Victoria’s Victories, Wilcher lost her right eye, and lost the ability to move the right side of her face.
Mullins and Tompkins were arrested on charges of child endangerment. The eight surviving pit bulls the pair owned were seized by Animal Control officers.
Wilcher in the hospital six hours after the dog attack. She lost her right eye in the incident, and sustained facial paralysis on the right side of her face
Wilcher was in the hospital for approximately one month after the attack. Upon her return home, she continued with physical therapy and wearing a feeding tube.
‘I took her to the doctor and I went to KFC.’ Wilcher’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, told WAPT.
‘I ordered a large sweet tea and her some mashed potatoes and gravy because she was hungry. She was on a feeding tube at the time, but I figured she could just swallow (the potatoes).’
‘They just told us, they said, “We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers”. (Victoria) understood exactly what they said.’
‘Now when we go somewhere, she don’t want to get out’ said Mullins.
Since the Thursday posting about the incident at KFC, outpourings of sympathy and anger at the company have flooded the family’s page, prompting an apology from the chain.
Wilcher smiling before the accident
The family’s response on Friday to KFC and the outpouring of support on social media
‘KFC launched an investigation as soon as we were made aware of this report,’ KFC spokesman Rick Maynard told WAPT on Friday.
‘We take this very seriously, as we have zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions toward our guests. Our investigation is ongoing, but we will make things right for this beautiful little girl and her family, and will work with the franchisee to take appropriate action at the restaurant.’
KFC also took to Victoria’s Victories, responding in comment section of the original post with ‘Please accept our sincere apologies while we try to investigate this incident.’
On Friday, the family posted onto the page, acknowledging the huge response they received.
‘KFC has reached out for more information thanks to the overwhelming support for Victoria.’ reads the post
‘Thank you for sharing her story and please continue to pray for her and her recovery. She still has several surgeries in her future and will continue to need our love and support.’
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