Kenneth Scott, 51, grabbed the fast food restaurant manager by the neck before hitting him on the back of the head after he complained about the state of the outlet’s toilets
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A KFC meal cost a father £720 after he slapped the manager over the restaurant’s dirty toilets.
Kenneth Scott, 51, grabbed a fast-food restaurant worker by the neck before punching him in the back of the head.
The row came after he complained about the lack of loo roll and hand soap at the KFC branch in Braille Crescent, Renfrew, Glasgow.
Scott, of Craigielea Park in Renfrew, admitted the attack, which took place on April 23 Daily record reports.
At Paisley Sheriff Court on Friday, Sheriff Lindsay Kooner criticized Scott’s actions as “unacceptable” and ordered him to pay his victim £400 in compensation for the attack.
Scott was also fined £320 by the court and ordered to pay £100 a month, with Sheriff Kooner warning him: “Make sure this comes from your pocket and not family money.”
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Prosecutor Jason Stark previously told the court: “[At] around 6.40 pm the victim was working as a manager in the store.
“The defendant came to the counter and complained that he was unhappy with the men’s restrooms.
“Due to the nature of the complaint, an inspection has been carried out.
“Once in the men’s restrooms, the manager found them satisfactory.
“This upset the defendant and he grabbed the manager by the neck and hit him on the back of the head.
“The police were contacted and they arrived at 6.55pm and arrested the accused.”
Kevin Brady defended himself, telling the court the condition of the toilets was far worse than the crown had indicated.
“Mr. Scott was visiting the restaurant with his wife and son and while his wife was ordering the meal he went to the bathroom,” explained Mr. Brady.
“His wife sent her son to ask Mr Scott what he wanted to order and he had to ask his son to get toilet paper.
“There was no lock on the door and no soap in the dispenser. His wife also stated that there was no toilet paper in the women’s restrooms.”
Mr Brady said Scott, who previously worked in security at Glasgow Airport, found the toilets a “disgrace”.
He added: “Given the finger food and in times of Covid, Mr Scott found the toilets unsanitary. He was left at the counter for 20 minutes before being approached.
“When he showed the manager there was no soap in the dispenser, he was told, ‘If you’re smart enough, you’ll find out.’
“He thought he had been treated absolutely disgracefully and it was a temporary error and he acted as the narrative describes it.”
On Friday, attorney Anthony Callaghan added that Scott was “embarrassed” by the incident.
He added: “He’s really at a loss and ashamed of his reaction that day.
“He is ashamed and the background report shows that.
“He works, is married and has three children, he used to be of good character and his family is now ashamed of his actions.”
In sentencing, Sheriff Kooner said, “It’s really inexplicable how someone of your former good character and good work ethic would behave the way you did and it’s totally unacceptable.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kfc-meal-ends-up-costing-27277544 KFC meal costs dad £720 after he slammed manager over 'dirty toilets'