Facebook prompts teen to jump KFC counter, punch worker

A TEENAGER is alleged to have jumped the counter at a KFC restaurant and punched a worker.

Laidley police officers were called to the Plainland Travel Centre about 3.15pm yesterday.

Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jim McDonald said a 17-year-old was eating at the Warrego Hwy rest stop when he recognised a staff member at KFC.

"He actually jumped the counter at KFC Plainland and assaulted a 19-year-old employee of KFC," Snr Sgt McDonald said.

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"He recognised him from Facebook and that he had some interaction with his ex-girlfriend."

The staff member was not injured.

Snr Sgt McDonald said the 17-year-old, from Mt Whitestone in the Lockyer Valley, was charged with trespass and causing a public nuisance.

He is due to appear in Gatton Magistrates Court on May 12.



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