Angry customers hold KFC deliveryman over long wait

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Two men used bamboo chopsticks to forcibly hold a fast-food deliveryman at their home in Banqiao Distrist, New Taipei City on Sunday after they were angered by the lateness of a food delivery.

The two suspects, a 51-year-old cobbler surnamed Liu and his apprentice, visited a KFC branch in Banqiao to purchase take-outs on Sunday, the last day of the long Dragon Boat Festival weekend. After waiting with a large number of customers at the branch, the two decided to leave and call for delivery back home.

When the 20-year-old deliveryman surnamed Chen arrived with the order, Liu and his apprentice held a pair of bamboo chopsticks to his neck and forced him to stay. Liu's apprentice called the delivery hotline of the KFC branch, telling the manager that they were upset for having to wait two hours for their food and had decided to make Chen wait for the same amount of time at their place.

The manager called the police soon afterward. Police officers arrived at Liu's home and promptly talked the two into surrendering.

According to the KFC branch, Chen arrived 23 minutes after Liu's order was made, within the 30-minute delivery promise made by the chain. Police suggested that Liu and his apprentice, who were intoxicated at the time of arrest, might have felt they waited two hours because they started counting not at the time they made the delivery order but at the time they arrived at the KFC branch

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