The Daily Telegraph
Fish and chip shop owner who celebrated death of Queen by dancing and spraying champagne is battered by locals
A FISH and chip shop owner who celebrated the death of Queen Elizabeth II by spraying champagne and dancing outside her shop was pelted with eggs by angry locals.
Jacki Pickett, the owner of the Jaki takeaway in the village of Muir of Ord in the Scottish Highlands, shared a video of herself on Thursday holding a handwritten sign reading “Lizard Liz Dead”.
Dancing excitedly at the news of Her Majesty’s passing, she shouts to viewers: “London Bridge has fallen!”
A woman behind the camera shouts “Fantastic!” before Ms Pickett then sprays the champagne with one hand and screams: “Lizard Liz is Dead!”
After the footage quickly spread across Facebook, a crowd of 150 outraged residents descended on the shop and hurled eggs at the premises and sprayed the windows with ketchup.
Police were called to the scene and officers were forced to close the business over concerns for Ms Pickett’s safety. As she drove away, accompanied by a police escort, the crowd pelted her car with rocks and booed loudly, according to one witness.
David Mackay, a 27-year-old cobbler who lives in the village, drove down to join the protest after being shown the “disgusting” video by his mother.
He said he thought the video was “completely disrespectful” and had given the village “a bad name”, adding: “I think she should be ashamed for posting it.”
Ms Pickett, who appears to have deleted the video, could not be contacted for comment.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said officers attended the scene but no further action was required.
Meanwhile, the National Federation of Fish Friers confirmed it had revoked Ms Pickett’s membership from the organisation.