That’s an expensive party.
The partygoers had apparently ordered 20 meals at a KFC in the Melbourne suburb, Dandenong, at around 1:30 a.m. Friday, The Guardian reported.
Police were reportedly tipped off about the large order. The officials then followed the delivery car to the townhouse that had placed the order and discovered the gathering – despite guests attempting to hide in the backyard and under beds, the outlet shared.
The group was issued 16 fines for breaking lockdown orders.
The Victorian police commissioner, Shane Patton, called the behavior “absolutely ridiculous” in a statement to The Guardian.
“That’s $26,000[AUD] that birthday party is costing them. That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall and they’ll remember that one for a long time,” he said.
Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, has started its second lockdown in response to a spike in positive coronavirus cases. The newest lockdown will reportedly be in place for six weeks.