Drunk KFC Robber Pulls Balaclava Over Eyes: Hilarity Ensues
WHEN John Veitch, 22, of Cardinal’s Gate, Werrington, Peterborough, entered the branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken in London Road on 7th November he was wearing a balaclava. He intended to rob the eatery but, being drunk, he’d put on his disguise badly and could only see out of one eye.
Staff behind the counter saw Veitch and laughed. Deterred by the mockery, he left empty handed. He headed next door to the Peacock pub, where he spent the remainder of the day until his arrest.
In court, the caper is transcribed:
“The defendant walked in wearing a large anorak, balaclava and gloves to hide his identity. He went up to the counter and slammed his hands on the counter and shouted ‘Give me your money’. Mr King’s response was ‘You are joking aren’t you mate?’ The other members of staff in the restaurant started to laugh.
“The defendant said ‘Are you laughing at me?’ and Mr King said ‘yes’. The defendant then walked out of the restaurant. Mr King went to the Peacock pub next door to warn the landlord about what had happened. The landlord had spotted a suspicious individual in the pub and called the police. When they arrived he was arrested and his balaclava and gloves were found in his pocket.”
At Peterborough Crown Court the “inept” crook is jailed for nine months.