Was The Scarred Little Girl At KFC Incident A Hoax?

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jun. 24, 2014

Of all the stories to possibly be a hoax, who knew this would be it.  Just last week, we reported the story of a little girl in Jackson, Mississippi who was allegedly kicked out of their local KFC merely because of the scars on her face from a pitbull attack.  The story was pretty heart-breaking and everyone on the net rallied around the girl, making sure KFC knew how much they sucked.

It seems the only truth to this story is a little girl did get attacked by her uncle's pitbulls, but they were apparently never at KFC, nor did they get kicked out of one.

KFC hired an investigator to look into this matter and for one, their security cameras showed that no one with children of her description was in the claimed location for that entire day. The only child seen was a little boy and his family, but they left after purchasing.  In the little girl's case, the grandmother's story has them sitting down to eat before getting kicked out.  In fact, the food items ordered by the little girl's grandmother (allegedly a large order to include mashed potatoes and sweet tea) wasn't recorded at all that day as a purchase made by anyone on the same bill.

Sweet old grandmother or brilliant scam artist?

Sure, one could say that KFC could easily report false information about their security camera footage or purchase history, but would a large organization like this, especially with a story where people have already made up their minds whether it actually happened or not, try to fight it? Dick West, the president of West Quality Food and a KFC franchisee has already made up his mind, saying "The incident never happened."

What makes you start to wonder if this whole thing was one elaborate money scam is the amount of cash the little girl's family has made since this story went viral; a whopping $135,000 through Gofundme.com with 36 donations.  Yeahhhhhh, that's what I'm thinking too.  The little girl's donation page was set up on April 28 and had only made $595 as an aid to get the little girl treatment after the pitbull attack.  The KFC incident allegedly took place on May 15th, then went viral, and suddenly that $595 skyrocketed to $135,000.  We get the picture now.

Since this story went nationwide, KFC has also pledged $30,000 and has said that even if the story turns out to be false, they will deliver on their donation. 

So what do you think?  If the family comes clean, this will be one of the more interesting money scams to come around in a while.  Aside from Transformers that is.

Discuss with me here @Todd_Spence

source: Washington Times ,EOnline

123 comments
Wayne Matheson
Wayne Matheson

oh shit,maybe child services won't take her away because the parents and grandpa can't keep it safe,idiots

Tj Jonnson
Tj Jonnson

Well it either is or it isn't all speculation aside...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

David Bonnett
David Bonnett

Its not the only hoax going around on FB, those who are doing this should be ashamed,

Tim Nelson
Tim Nelson

Seriously? The things people will do to get money and even if they lie, they still get money? If that's the case, I was kicked out of GameStop for being a nerd. Lets see how far that blatant lie would go. Lol

Cody McGuire
Cody McGuire

Didn't believe it the first time... no way an American on minimum wage is going to do anything but the bear minimum

Larry Peoples
Larry Peoples

you worried about us worrying about our own lives...see what i did there

Larry Peoples
Larry Peoples

the american dream...scam people out of their money

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

To all the bleeding hearts trying to justify what this family did, stfu. The only reason this was not a lawsuit against a dog owner is because the family was the ones responsible for the mauling in the first place. The had three mistreated pit bulls, which already had complaints against them by neighbors for attacking other pets, people and destroying property in the neighborhood. These dogs were so vicious they had to be shot in order to free the girl from their attack. Once the family couldn't sue anyone for the attack, the came up with this scam to get a free pay day. While I believe the girl deserves the reconstructive surgery, they could have easily spent 5 minutes on the internet to find a charity that does this kind of work pro-bono. But they didn't just want money for the surgery, they wanted money for themselves. Typical white trash scam artists, if they weren't doing this they would probably be trying to scam money from disability, welfare, or some other government program.

Thomas Borko
Thomas Borko

Something not true spread all over the internet by people who dont bother to check facts? First time for everything.

Danielle DePew
Danielle DePew

This shit aint true your not even aloud to ask irate customers to leave let alone a baby whoever believes this shit is retarded

Sergio-Santos-100
Sergio-Santos-100 User

All the people who are saying "of course it's a hoax! The persons who donated money are morons if they believed this was true!": Why didn't you say that BEFORE? It's always easy to say things like that AFTERWARDS. And besides, 1. We don't know for sure if it's a hoax or not and 2. Even if it's a hoax, the injuries are real, the medical care is real... They shouldn't have done it that way because, not only the name, the brand KFC could have been hurt very badly but worse, some employees could have lost their job... If I had a daughter who needed surgery and I didn't have the money, would I have done it? I don't know. Every parent, especially mothers say that their kid(s) is the most important thing in their life, so maybe...if nothing else woud have worked out, maybe... But again, do we know for sure it was a hoax.

Jayne-Jayne-237
Jayne-Jayne-237 User

I amjust disgusted that their own dogs mauled that poor little girl and nothing happens to them for being so ignornant, what idiot would allow dogs by a little one like that, she must have mental scars as well, if they dont use every penny on medical expenses for tht little girl then lock them up.

Amanda Henslee
Amanda Henslee

I am glad she got the money for surgery, though I am saddened by the manner in which it was obtained. However, I have always believed that if they needed the money that badly, then maybe they needed it more than we did, even if there were better ways to ask for help. Prayers for the little girl, and shame on all of you for such thoughtless responses.

Stephanie Ann Brinkmeier
Stephanie Ann Brinkmeier

Even if it is a hoax they didnt force kfc to donate money, yea what the grandma did was worng (if it is a hoax) but it gave this little girl who got attacked by three dogs enough publicity for a (I do believe las Vegas) surgeon to perform free multiple plastic surgeries on this little girl. She is getting the help she needs.

Ashley-Hardisty-715
Ashley-Hardisty-715 User

My biggest problem is that this family took advantage of what happened to the little girl jut to make some money, it i the up most disgusting thing anyone could do. Not to say that it was not tragic what happened to the little girl by the pit bulls, but her family and most of the people in this word are the true monsters. We spend all this time blaming breeds for things, but can not surpass that most humans are greedy and uncaring.

Zach Schultz
Zach Schultz

Ain't that some bullshit? Yes it looks like a hoax but the bigger question is why they pick KFC and that KFC out of all the restaurants and KFCs in the nation.

Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt

This is sick... BS like Kony 2012 and this KFC scheme distracts people from real issues.

Taylor-Idgafanymore-999
Taylor-Idgafanymore-999 User

from what I understand the dogs were killed after they attacked the little girl in an attempt to stop them but I feel as though the child should be taken and raised by an appropriate family if this truly was a scam for money

Miriam Murray
Miriam Murray

I'm not even that mad. Sure, the parents/grandparents are probably scammers. But who's really been hurt here? Nobody. KFC is out 30k - chicken feed - a lot of other people feel silly for having done a good deed under false pretenses, and a little girl is going to get better. There are worse things.

Mia-Miller-799
Mia-Miller-799 User

wtf?!!??!! why were the dogs put down? Thts a stupid move. dumb people!!!!

Margaret-Zaziski-Wilk-327
Margaret-Zaziski-Wilk-327 User

What a shame to exploit this innocent child to a scam. The only person that seems ashamed of this child's face is the grandmother. This women should be fined and apologize to KFC. This could have caused someone to possibly lose their job, because of this scam. I feel bad for this little girl to be raised in this ignorant family. This little girl will mow grow knowing that her family was trying to cash in on her mishap. Shame on them!

prostock101
prostock101 User

KFC should offer to pay medical bills instead of giving those hillbillies cash money which I'm sure they use to buy a Hummer full of meth and the little girl will get a new eye patch and a Barbie doll...... 

Tamara Miller
Tamara Miller

They must really desprate for money so I understand where they're coming from but I could never do it.

Nesa Simon David
Nesa Simon David

The grandparents deliberately set their dogs loose on Victoria in order to profit from her injuries. Despicable.

Rob Velez
Rob Velez

Not the little girls fault. She deserves any and all donations no matter what her family may have done...

Jenni TheWeirdo Cramer
Jenni TheWeirdo Cramer

she is still a little girl who got bit by a dog in the face..regardless of what her family did or didnt do afterwards.

it_will_be_alright
it_will_be_alright User

When will parents realize that their children have to pay the price for their sins? Awful. We shouldn't let individuals like them weaken our faith in one another, but this is absolutely deplorable and repugnant.

it_will_be_alright
it_will_be_alright User

When will parents realize that their children have to pay the price for their sins? Awful. We shouldn't let individuals like them weaken our faith in one another, but this is absolutely deplorable and repugnant.

Lawrence Mercieca
Lawrence Mercieca

Anyone who believed this is an idiot No one should have donated money to somebody who is claiming something through word of mouth -.- But good on ya KFC for still donating :D

Destiny Emery
Destiny Emery

I don't know whether to believe this or not.......

Kim Henshaw Dozier-Fry
Kim Henshaw Dozier-Fry

Did anyone really think this was true? Gzzzzz, the internet and especially FB is full of this kind of crap!

Tom Whitley
Tom Whitley

The girl got some publicity to get her face fixed so good for her. Also feel for any kfc employee who got caught up in this mess. What lengths would you got to for your kids.

Jason Burns
Jason Burns

But you should blame them when they post a comment that makes them look like an idiot because they didn't even read the material they're commenting on.

Stephanie Hubbard
Stephanie Hubbard

I say it was a lie to get money. Some people are like that, they'll use this to get publicity and fame

Scott-Johnson-684
Scott-Johnson-684 User

Not surprised that a pit bull owner would stoop to this level. Absolutely shameless

Scott Stevenson
Scott Stevenson

It happened in Ontario, girl claims to have cancer, gets a pile of $$, later found to be a hoax, girl charged

Paige Shocklee
Paige Shocklee

Who gives a shit? Why don't you people worry about your own lives for once?

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

@Sergio-Santos-100 First of all, lots of people were strongly making accusations of a hoax, at least on Yahoo News (myself included) and we were all scoffed at, berated, and flat out threatened. The comments ranged from "worthless insensitive scum" to "i wish i knew where you were so i could get a dog to maul your face", and so on, all for being skeptical without being insulting. As the the rest of what you said, 1. We know pretty damn close that this is a scam because two separate investigations were done, not to mention the corporate office ruthlessly interrogating some of the employees involved, and none of it has turned up one shred of evidence to support the family's claim, up to and including no sales matching for the items the family is claiming, no receipt for the food exists, there is no footage of the family on the CCTV at all that day, and all employees involved have 100% refuted that they said or did anything like want is being reported. 2. There are hundreds of non-profit charities that exist solely for these kind of purposes - Operation Smile, Surgical Friends Foundation, Face to Face, and Children's Surgery International are just a few that provide either pro-bono and free surgery for children suffering from deformities by defects or severe trauma. All it requires is a little effort, patience, and a lot of paperwork, but you are dealing with scumbag White Trash are too lazy and/or too stupid to figure out how to utilize these charities. Lastly, these people are obviously looking to cash in a this child's misfortune, and if all this other stuff isn't enough, the family was the one resposible for the dog attack in the first place, because they are scumbag White Trash who couldn't be bothered with things like training their dogs or even chaining up their vicious pack of wild dogs. Your argument has little merit and is based on conjecture and assumption not on fact.

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

@Jayne-Jayne-237 It's actually worse than that. There are reports that the dogs were known to be violent, had bitten in the past, had escaped and attempted to attack other people. The dogs were so vicious in their attack, they had to be shot to get them off of the child. They deserve the award for White Trash Scumbags of the Year. I'm sure as the media pokes around in these people's background, they are sure to find more appalling details.

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

Shame on you for not being more aggressive in your condemnation of this POS white trash family. They kept three mistreated pit bulls, who had already been investigated before after complaints by neighbors about the dogs escaping and attacking other pets and people and damaging property. Yet this did not make the family get rid of the dogs, instead, they left a 3 year old child alone around vicious dogs, which were so vicious, they had to shoot the dogs just to get them away from the child. Unfortunately, this child is not just the victim of a horrific mauling, but the victim of having total low life family members who will no doubt destroy any sense of morality in the child before she is a teenager. I shame you Amanda, SHAME!!!

LooseTrigger
LooseTrigger User

She is getting the help she needs???
What the f***?
Of course I'am very sad for the girl, it's not her fault at all.
It's not her fault that her Grandpa who owns agressive dogs and it's not her fault that her family have no money for the surgery and it's not her fault that the governments in the past, which i Think her parents and grandparents voted for, didn't create a healthcare system. A healthcare where a family is not forced do such things. So, who's fault is it? KFC? McDonalds? Burger King?

Sergio-Santos-100
Sergio-Santos-100 User

Where were you before this came out? Why didn't you say anything BEORE? It's always easy to say that AFTERWARDS, right?

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

I guess the starting length for me would be to not leave my child around vicious dogs with a history of violence. But I'm crazy like that, you know, using common sense and all.