Adelaide Woman throws tantrum, spits on police at KFC

An Adelaide woman was filmed throwing an EFTPOS machine toward KFC staff.
An Adelaide woman was filmed throwing an EFTPOS machine toward KFC staff. Photo credit: Instagram

An Adelaide woman was arrested on Friday following a drunken tantrum at a KFC restaurant. 

The woman, 20 (unnamed), was caught on video verbally abusing staff and throwing items from the counter toward staff, including an EFTPOS machine, at KFC's Hindley St store in Adelaide CBD, South Australia. 

A bystander filmed the ordeal and uploaded the footage to social media. The woman can be seen pulling and EFTPOS machine from the counter and throwing it towards the staff area, which damages a menu screen. 

"That almost got you," the woman shouted at staff that fled to the kitchen and reported her to police at around 9:30pm. 

When police arrived at the scene the woman allegedly spat at the officers, reported. She was charged with disorderly conduct, property damage, two counts of assault and two aggravated counts of assaulting police, it was reported. 

The woman later apologised for her rampage on social media, according to the Sunday Mail, which has chosen not to share her name. The woman reportedly said her behaviour was influenced by alcohol and said she "can't go on like this".

"Alcohol is a drug and its [sic] time for me to make a change and go back to the gentle girl that was once me," she's said to have shared on her Facebook page. 

The video of the woman's rampage was uploaded to the ShitAdelaide Instagram account and was viewed over 50,000 times, reported. 

There are growing concerns about the safety of staff at fast food joints in the Hindley St area, according to Josh Peak, assistant secretary of Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association, the group representing fast food workers. 

No one was injured during the incident, a KFC spokesperson said.