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Men Caught Smuggling Large KFC Order into Locked-Down Auckland

(New York Post) Two men have been accused of fowl play after being caught trying to enter New Zealand’s largest city with a huge stash of KFC in the trunk of their car – in violation of strict COVID-19 lockdown rules, the Guardian reported.

Police were on patrol Sunday on the outskirts of Auckland when they “noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle traveling on a gravel road, and upon seeing the police car, the vehicle did a U-turn and sped off trying to evade police,” a spokesman said.

“The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways,” added the police official, who said over NZ$100,000, or $70,000, was found.

Police images show at least three buckets of chicken, several containers of coleslaw and an undisclosed quantity of fries.

The finger-lickin’ suspects were traveling from Hamilton, about 75 miles south of the city, police said.

Under Auckland’s Level 4 lockdown rules — the strictest in the country — restaurants, including takeout services, remain closed and everyone must stay home…

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