Toddler asked to leave KFC due to facial scars

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Toddler asked to leave KFC due to facial scars

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jun 15, 2014

A 3-year-old was asked to leave a Jackson, Miss., KFC restaurant because of her facial scars, according to her grandmother. Toddler Victoria Wilcher was mauled by pit bulls this past April, and lost her right eye in the attack, as well as suffering a broken jaw, broken ribs and puncture wounds.


"I took her to the doctor and I went to KFC," Wilcher's grandmother, Kelly Mullins, tells WAPT 16. "I ordered a large sweet tea and her some mashed potatoes and gravy because she was hungry. She was on a feeding tube at the time, but I figured she could just swallow [the potatoes]. They just told us, they said, 'We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.' [Victoria] understood exactly what they said."

"Authorities said one of [Wilcher's grandfather] Donald Mullins' dogs ripped open the back door and jumped on the girl," back in April. "Two other dogs dragged her into the back yard and began mauling her," reports WAPT 16. "Donald Mullins, who is Kelly Mullins' ex-husband, shot and killed two of the dogs that attacked Victoria. The third dog was euthanized. Donald Mullins and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, were arrested after the attack on child endangerment charges."

The right side of little Victoria's face remains paralyzed, as she continues with follow-up surgeries.

Kelly Mullins says that Wilcher "cried all the way home" after being kicked out of their local KFC.


According to Victoria's Victories, a Facebook account set up to update family on Wilcher's progress, KFC has since reached out to the family for additional information for its own investigation into the restaurant's treatment of Wilcher and Mullins.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.