Story of girl asked to leave KFC after mauled by Pit Bulls might be ‘Kentucky Fried Hoax’

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 17:43:50-04

JACKSON, Miss. - Officials are now saying a story that has enraged the nation might actually be a hoax.

News came out weeks ago that 3-year-old Victoria Whilcher was allegedly asked to leave a Jackson, Mississippi, KFC because her facial scars were frightening other customers.

Now the Washington Post is reporting the story might be made up, a "Kentucky Fried Hoax," according to the Laurel Leader-Call.

However, family members maintain the story is true.

WAPT 16 News reports the 3-year-old girl is recovering after she was dragged and mauled by two dogs in her grandfather’s backyard.

According to the Washington Post, several anonymous sources told the paper the story the grandmother told to a local TV station doesn't match the facts.

The family posted their story on Facebook which stated the attack left little Victoria's face half paralyzed and caused her to lose an eye.

The post originally stated the girl and her grandmother were asked to leave a KFC location that had been closed for years.

Victoria’s aunt Teri Rials Bates, who maintains the page, later said it happened at another location on Woodrow Wilson Drive near the Jackson hospital where Victoria went for treatment, according to the Washington Post.

The Post reported security footage from that KFC and another near the hospital doesn't show anyone matching Victoria's description at the restaurant that day.

Officials also said none of the orders taken that day match what the grandmother said she ordered for
Victoria, mashed potatoes and a sweet tea.

MORE: See the full story from the Washington Post here