Hindley St KFC Assault Woman avoids Jail In SA
A woman whose drunken outburst at an Adelaide KFC outlet went viral online has avoided jail after a court heard she has been the target of abuse on social media.
Jarrah Isis Rose Ladner, 21, appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Thursday, where she pleaded guilty to seven offences including assault, aggravated assault of a police officer and disorderly behaviour.
The court heard Ladner attended the Hindley Street store in May and made an order, but was too intoxicated to pay for the food.
She became angry and started yelling at staff and throwing objects, including three EFTPOS machines and a 24-pack of soft drink cans.
When police arrived, Ladner - swearing and struggling to break free from their hold - spat in the face of an officer and later slipped out of her handcuffs and tried to run away.
Michael Woods, for Ladner, said the incident was captured on a mobile phone and later went viral online, causing her to suffer "significant embarrassment".
He said she has been the subject of abuse on Facebook and Instagram, however, believes the incident was "a blessing in disguise" because it moved her to stop drinking.
Magistrate Brett Dixon said Ladner's behaviour demonstrated a total loss of control, but fully suspended her near three-month sentence, placing her on a $500, 18-month good behaviour bond.
The court heard KFC was seeking about $5000 in damages, but a final amount had not been provided and as such no order was made.
Ladner made no comment to reporters as she left the court.