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Little girl kicked out of KFC over scars was elaborate hoax: report
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/23/little-girl-kicked-out-kfc-over-scars-was-elaborat/ ^

Posted on 06/23/2014 9:28:19 PM PDT by TigerClaws

The 3-year-old girl who was reportedly kicked out of a KFC in Jackson, Mississippi, because the scarring on her face — remnants of a pit bull attack — were disturbing customers, was nothing more than an elaborate hoax, reports Laurel Leader-Call.

The family of Victoria Wilcher claimed that she and her grandmother were asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her dog-attack scars were scaring patients, prompting the fast food chain to donate $30,000 to cover the girl’s medical bills.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: scam
Another one of these hoaxes. Upsetting all of the people who donated and tried to help the girl. A plastic surgeon even flew in to meet with her for possible surgery. And it's a big scam. Sad.
1 posted on 06/23/2014 9:28:19 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

REMOVE. DOUBLE POST.

Beat me to it!


2 posted on 06/23/2014 9:28:47 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

The scars and dog attack was real or not?


3 posted on 06/23/2014 9:29:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The scars and dog attack were real.

Likely white trash using the dogs to keep people from stealing their drug trash. That’s the only people that own pit bulls in Mississippi - white trash.

So they used the sympathy to scam money from KFC and sucker people willing to help.

That’s the scam. They were never asked to leave KFC because of how their kid looked. They made up a story.

Similar to the ‘anti-gay’ or ‘anti-black’ stuff that shows up on receipts and then we find out later it’s all a scam.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 9:35:11 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: GeronL

Yes, the scars and dog attack are real.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 9:35:28 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: TigerClaws

I remember seeing a photo of the little girl. She obviously suffered some serious damage, but they also weren’t so bad that I’d give them a second glance. I can’t imagine anyone being upset by them.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 9:36:21 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer

I am more disturbed by butch women wearing flannel.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 9:39:13 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: TigerClaws
were asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her dog-attack scars were scaring patients

Were scaring patients? What the hell were all the patients doing at KFC???

8 posted on 06/23/2014 9:41:15 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: TigerClaws

bump


9 posted on 06/23/2014 9:42:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bimboeruption

Well, yeah, they’re real, but they were her grandpa’s dogs.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 9:49:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: steve86

LOL! Good catch. Maybe they were patiently waiting to be waited on.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 9:50:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

I wonder if the grandmother will be taken to court over this hoax and be made to pay back the money she extorted from KFC? This sounds criminal to me.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 9:58:18 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: TigerClaws

The scam was wrong. But the donations to help her recover from injuries that were inflicted upon her are still a decent thing to do for a little girl who is surrounded by unscrupulous people.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 9:59:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: steve86

Patients: victims of KFC-induced heart disease.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TigerClaws
That’s the only people that own pit bulls in Mississippi - white trash.

Do you know any owners of pit bulls from MS? If not, then you shouldn't generalize. I know several owners of pit bulls, some in my own family, and I can tell you they are anything but white trash, while their dogs are the sweetest, most lovable, and loyal pets you will ever find!

It's just like kids, it's all in the upbringing.

15 posted on 06/23/2014 10:03:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: nickcarraway
The scam was wrong. But the donations to help her recover from injuries that were inflicted upon her are still a decent thing to do for a little girl who is surrounded by unscrupulous people.

The odds that these unscrupulous people will do the right thing with monies received are pretty slim.

16 posted on 06/23/2014 10:08:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Well, now that his hoax has been revealed, hopefully adjustments were made. If KFC were smart, they gave the money in such a way it would be used for legitimate purposes.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 10:10:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TigerClaws

I’ve wondered about some of these “stupid restaurant employee” stories...just get an employee who is willing to play along with the “victim” and do some stupid or racist thing, then after they’re fired, split the payoff from the company.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 10:11:00 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LukeL

But you can handle being in a KFC with them right?

I actually saw a lady once who really was freaking me and my daughter out, my kid was really little, but luckily she just caught a glance, I was sitting right across from her.

The poor woman, I don’t know what it was she had. Something really strange with her eyes. They kept moving around, and seemed to be bulged out. Really, like googly eyes to an extreme degree.

She looked like something out of “who shot Roger Rabbit”.

I also once worked for a very large company and would see a woman in the cafeteria, she had some sort of palsy or whatever you would call it. Her face was constantly in motion. A hundred expression would flash across her face from minute to minute.

I felt very bad for both these woman.

Is it heartening or disheartening to find out this is a scam?

I swear, I’m never believing another story like this again.

That little boy has cried wolf about 10 too many times.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 10:12:51 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: TigerClaws
Likely white trash using the dogs to keep people from stealing their drug trash. That’s the only people that own pit bulls in Mississippi - white trash.

Could have been a "white trash" dog but Jackson, Mississippi is comprised of only 18% white people, "trash" or otherwise.

20 posted on 06/23/2014 10:24:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: nickcarraway
But the donations to help her recover from injuries that were inflicted upon her are still a decent thing to do for a little girl who is surrounded by unscrupulous people.

Not hard to guess where the money went.

21 posted on 06/23/2014 10:33:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: TigerClaws

22 posted on 06/23/2014 10:38:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GrootheWanderer
I can’t imagine anyone being upset by them.

That's what made me think right off that this was a scam. The girl was obviously injured, but in no way "horribly disfigured."

23 posted on 06/23/2014 10:39:39 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: TigerClaws

Wait a minute! The absence of Closed Circuit Video proof that something happened doesn’t prove it didn’t happen. Was there a gap in the tape? Were the employees interviewed? Was the grandmother able to point out the employee that asked her to leave with her granddaughter? This sounds like professional damage control after the fact. I want to know more details before I jump to conclusions.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 10:41:09 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: TigerClaws

“It has been a heart-breaker, I can tell you that right now,” said Donald Mullins in an exclusive interview with 16 WAPT’s Scott Simmons. “It has just about killed me that my grandbaby almost died because of my dogs.

Mullins’ granddaughter, Victoria Wilcher, was attacked by three of his pit bulls at his Simpson County home in April. Bones in her face were broken and she lost an eye because of the attack.

After one of her many doctor’s appointments, Victoria’s grandmother said she took the little girl to a KFC in Jackson last month, but was asked to leave.

“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,” said Kelly Mullins, who is Donald Mullins’ ex-wife.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 10:43:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TigerClaws

Since the media reports of the allegation went viral a week ago, the family, using the crowdsourcing fund website, gofundme.com, has raised more than $133,000 as of Friday afternoon. Before the Facebook post was reported by the media, the family had raised less than $300.

Victoria’s family has retained Jackson attorneys Lindsey Turk and William S. Kellum.

When asked to respond to the KFC statement Friday, Turk said she had no comment.

Victoria’s Victories also has reported that a Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Stile, has offered his services to Victoria at no cost to the family through a nonprofit foundation.

Turk confirmed that Stile was to fly to Jackson this morning to meet with the family. Turk said the family has not yet accepted any offers of free services from anybody.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 10:44:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TigerClaws
However, sources told the Laurel Leader-Call that the story didn’t quite add up, so the restaurant hired a private investigator....

What is that? Some chicken supervisor wants to keep his job so he surreptitiously calls the paper to say the story was a hoax?

27 posted on 06/23/2014 10:47:50 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: TigerClaws

I called this when it first came out....obvious hoax.


28 posted on 06/23/2014 10:48:47 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: TigerClaws

On April 10, three of Donald Mullins’ 10 pit bulls burst through a door and began mauling Victoria at his Garrett Road home.

Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis told WAPT at the time that one of the dogs ripped open the back door and jumped on the little girl.

The other two dogs dragged the girl into the back yard and began mauling her. Donald Mullins and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, were arrested and charged with child endangerment, but both are out on bond.


29 posted on 06/23/2014 10:51:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TigerClaws

Grandmother, Kelly Mullins

30 posted on 06/23/2014 10:53:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TigerClaws; All
The Laurel Leader-Call is a three day a week rag-sheet. It was reopened with a customer list purchased when the remnants of the once proud daily newspaper folded in 2012.
31 posted on 06/23/2014 11:00:01 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: TigerClaws

>> . That’s the only people that own pit bulls in Mississippi -white trash.<<

Excuse me. I happen to live in Mississippi and am the proud owner of 2 pit bulls and I am most certainly not white trash. Your stereotyping is disgusting, and ignorant.


32 posted on 06/24/2014 12:24:48 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: kcvl
"(Victoria) understood exactly what they said"

No, what (Victoria) understood is that it is ok to lie. Nevertheless I hope this little girl gets the treatment she needs.

This smelled like a scam from the start. But such a thing could happen. My niece is (genetically) moderately facially disfigured. One of the moms at her dance school specifically requested to enroll her child in classes my niece wouldn't be in because her looks were upsetting to the woman's child. The mom was told by the school director to go pound sand. Sadly, that mom missed a teaching moment on compassion and acceptance.

33 posted on 06/24/2014 12:31:25 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: TigerClaws

We live in a twitter world. We would rather send dollars to some kid in MS than look for a similarly needful child down the block.

We do not go to church, we do not know our neighbors, we have no community left.

The fact that so many have reached out is indicative of how hungry we are for that sense of belonging.

It is truly a sad commentary on a country that has so much to give.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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The poor woman, I don’t know what it was she had. Something really strange with her eyes. They kept moving around, and seemed to be bulged out. Really, like googly eyes to an extreme degree.

Graves' disease, perhaps.

35 posted on 06/24/2014 10:41:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TigerClaws; Black Agnes; dixiechick2000; mrsmel

and freepers who were attacking the KFC owners...who I grew up with btw

have what to say now

man...some freepers are like dominos


36 posted on 06/24/2014 10:44:01 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: TigerClaws
The scars and dog attack were real.

Likely white trash using the dogs to keep people from stealing their drug trash. That’s the only people that own pit bulls in Mississippi - white trash.

That's definitely the case here.

Gramps and his girlfriend were keeping 10 pit bulls in the backyard behind their trailer. The little girl was playing in the trailer, when three of the dogs broke open the back door and attacked her, dragging her outside.

Reportedly, meth cooking is a major industry in the vicinity. Some speculated earlier that Gramps and gf may have been so engaged. However, they were only booked on child endangerment.

37 posted on 06/24/2014 10:57:46 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: wardaddy

Dude, not me. I figured it sounded hinky to begin with. Who does that sort of thing? Not to say zero possibility but there are a lot of sick kids at Batson so it’s not like that would have been the first kid in that restaurant with a severe issue of some sort.

Or any of the businesses in that area.


38 posted on 06/24/2014 11:04:55 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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I wonder if the grandmother will be taken to court over this hoax and be made to pay back the money she extorted from KFC? This sounds criminal to me.

And now, the new reality TV series, "Grandma's Going To Jail."

39 posted on 06/24/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: higgmeister
What is that? Some chicken supervisor wants to keep his job so he surreptitiously calls the paper to say the story was a hoax?

More likely, credible denials by the store staff backed up by a suspicious lack of incriminating video on the store's security server. Then there was the fact that the POS server showed no mashed potatoes and sweet tea sold during the relevant time frame.

At the outset, KFC gave them the benefit of the doubt, saying they would investigate and make sure it never happens again and, BTW, here's $30k to help with the medical bills.

Now they're saying it's a hoax, but the little girl can keep the $30k. That's known as a cheap ad campaign!

40 posted on 06/24/2014 11:15:39 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Black Agnes

That was just a courtesy ping.


41 posted on 06/24/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy

K.

I couldn’t remember going off on any of those threads. It just sounded...suspicious...to me.

Especially that a female employee supposedly did the deed at the behest of a female customer.

Hopefully your friend didn’t lose too much business and can write off the $30K on their taxes somehow. Not sure there are enough antidepressants and xanax in the world to get me to run/manage/own a FF joint. Takes a braver soul than I.

At least it wasn’t a fried mouse in with the mixed chicken piece bucket.


42 posted on 06/24/2014 1:17:28 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cynwoody

If the family donates the money to Democrat candidates, will they escape any prosectution for fraud?


43 posted on 06/24/2014 1:21:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway
The scam was wrong. But the donations to help her recover from injuries that were inflicted upon her are still a decent thing to do for a little girl who is surrounded by unscrupulous people.

What would lead you to believe that the girl will ever see a dime of this money? Or that they'll use it for medical bills?

44 posted on 06/24/2014 1:27:13 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: steve86

Nobody of sound mind and body goes to KFC.


45 posted on 06/24/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Black Agnes
Hopefully your friend didn’t lose too much business and can write off the $30K on their taxes somehow.

If I were them, I'd write it off as advertising and promotion.

According to this link, Hannon's Food Service Inc has $15.5m in annual revenue and 201-500 employees. A typical KFC has around $1m in annual sales and, I would guess, about 25 employees. According to the KFC store locator, there are only about a dozen KFC restaurants in Mississippi. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that Hannon's owns all of them. A dozen somewhat above average outlets would account for the stated sales and need about 300 employees.

46 posted on 06/24/2014 2:47:10 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: wardaddy

Too quick to judge, and they love every critical and judgmental call they make.

Keyboard cowboys.

Too much of that.


47 posted on 06/24/2014 11:41:55 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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