Kenneth Scott, 51, grabbed the fast-food restaurant supervisor by the neck earlier than punching him on the again of the pinnacle after complaining in regards to the state of the outlet’s bathrooms
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A KFC meal price a dad £720 after he punched the supervisor over the restaurant’s soiled bathrooms.
Kenneth Scott, 51, grabbed the fast-food restaurant employee by the neck earlier than punching him on the again of the pinnacle.
The scuffle got here after he complained in regards to the lack of toilet roll and hand cleaning soap on the KFC department in Braille Crescent, Renfrew, Glasgow.
Scott, of Craigielea Park in Renfrew, admitted the assault which occurred on April 23, the Day by day Report studies.
On Friday at Paisley Sheriff Courtroom, Sheriff Lindsay Kooner slammed Scott’s actions as “unacceptable” and ordered him to pay £400 in compensation to his sufferer for the assault.
Scott was additionally fined £320 by the court docket and ordered to pay it at £100 per thirty days, with Sheriff Koonerwarning him: “Ensure this comes out of your pocket and never the household’s funds.”
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Prosecutor Jason Stark beforehand informed the court docket: “[At] round 6.40pm, the sufferer was working as a supervisor within the retailer.
“The accused got here as much as the counter complaining he was dissatisfied with the male bathrooms.
“Because of the nature of the grievance an inspection was carried out.
“As soon as within the male bathrooms, the supervisor deemed them passable.
“This angered the accused and he grabbed the supervisor by the neck and punched him on the again of the pinnacle.
“The police had been contacted and so they arrived at 6.55pm and arrested the accused.”
Defending, Kevin Brady informed the court docket that the state of the loos was a lot worse than the Crown had laid out.
“Mr Scott attended the restaurant along with his spouse and son, and whereas his spouse was ordering the meals he went to the bathroom,” Mr Brady defined.
“His spouse despatched their son to ask Mr Scott what he wished to order and he needed to ask his son to go get bathroom paper.
“There was no lock on the door and no cleaning soap within the dispenser. His spouse additionally said there was no bathroom paper within the feminine bathrooms.”
Mr Brady stated Scott, who beforehand labored in safety at Glasgow Airport, felt the bathrooms had been a “shame.”
He added: “Given it’s finger meals and in occasions of Covid, Mr Scott felt the bathrooms the place unhygienic. He had been left standing on the counter for 20 minutes earlier than he was spoken to.
“When he confirmed the supervisor that there was no cleaning soap within the dispenser, he was informed ‘In case you are good sufficient you’ll determine it out.’
“He thought he was handled completely disgracefully and it was a momentary lapse and he acted in the best way the narration describes.”
On Friday, solicitor Anthony Callaghan added that Scott was “embarrassed” by the incident.
He added: “He’s actually at a loss and is embarrassed about his response on at the present time.
“He’s ashamed and the background report additionally exhibits that.
“He’s employed, is married and has three kids, he has beforehand been of fine character and his household are additionally ashamed of his actions at the present time.”
Sentencing, Sheriff Kooner stated: “It’s actually inexplicable how somebody of your earlier good character and good work ethic would behave within the method that you simply did and it’s fully unacceptable.”