On Saturday afternoon, an unidentified man was charged a hefty $1652.00 fine for breaching lockdown restrictions and travelling 32km from his home in Werribee to Melbourne’s CBD. Why would he risk such a fine you ask? What was the source of the quest you may be wondering? Butter chicken.
But not just any old butter chicken. This was a very specific curry. Unfortunately, the man’s quest for the special dish was in breach of Melbourne’s stay-at-home order, thereby copping a wild fine from Victorian Police, which isn’t the first time food-related fines have been issued because of COVID-19.
A man has been fined a hefty $1652.00 for driving 32km into the CBD on a quest to find a particularly tasty butter chicken. He has since become an internet sensation.
If it’s good it’s good 🤷♂️
— Wicinski (@idontknowjeff87) July 18, 2020
But alas, the mystery man’s woes could be lessened after the restaurant in question, Tonka, called on a search for the unknown butter chicken stan, posting to Instagram a picture with the caption “$1,652.00 works out to be 61 Butter Chickens, which equals free butter chicken for life,” the restaurant stated. “We absolutely do not condone any illegal activity, especially related to COVID but f*ck this gave us well-needed laugh.”
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Guys, help! We need to find Mr Butter Chicken…Anyone got a lead? And if so, how would we know he was the real deal? We want to deliver him a few curries to soften the blow. All we know is that he lives in Werribee, he got fined $1,652.00 and had called earlier to ask about delivery to Werribee which we couldn’t do until Wednesday. But how good is Butter Chicken?
However, as the saga unfolds it’s believed that the mystery man has been found! Sources claim the man in question to be 48-year-old Melbourne tradie, Noel Atkinson. It has been revealed he was actually ordering from Dhesi Daba, another popular Melbourne Indian restaurant, who have now offered the man a year’s worth of free curries. Cheerin’.