An­gry cus­tomers hold de­liv­ery­man over long wait

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY BRIAN LIN

Two men used bam­boo chop­sticks to forcibly hold a fast­food de­liv­ery­man at their home in Ban­qiao Dis­trist, New Taipei City on Sun­day af­ter they were an­gered by the late­ness of a food de­liv­ery.

The two sus­pects, a 51-yearold cob­bler sur­named Liu and his ap­pren­tice, vis­ited a KFC branch in Ban­qiao to pur­chase take-outs on Sun­day, the last day of the long Dragon Boat Fes­ti­val week­end. Af­ter wait­ing with a large num­ber of cus­tomers at the branch, the two de­cided to leave and call for de­liv­ery back home.

When the 20- year- old de­liv­ery­man sur­named Chen ar­rived with the or­der, Liu and his ap- pren­tice held a pair of bam­boo chop­sticks to his neck and forced him to stay. Liu’s ap­pren­tice called the de­liv­ery hot­line of the KFC branch, telling the man­ager that they were up­set for hav­ing to wait two hours for their food and had de­cided to make Chen wait for the same amount of time at their place.

The man­ager called the po­lice soon af­ter­ward. Po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived at Liu’s home and promptly talked the two into sur­ren­der­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the KFC branch, Chen ar­rived 23 min­utes af­ter Liu’s or­der was made, within the 30-minute de­liv­ery prom­ise made by the chain. Po­lice sug­gested that Liu and his ap­pren­tice, who were in­tox­i­cated at the time of ar­rest, might have felt they waited two hours be­cause they started count­ing not at the time they made the de­liv­ery or­der but at the time they ar­rived at the KFC branch.


Po­lice of­fi­cers es­cort a man to cus­tody af­ter he and other sus­pects forcibly held a de­liv­ery­man in their home in New Taipei, yesterday, to ex­press their anger at wait­ing too long.

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