Feud heats up as chilli sauce dispute goes to the police

MELAKA: The chilli sauce spat between a customer and a crew leader of a fast food restaurant in Ayer Keroh is now in the hands of the police.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit said a preliminary probe into the report showed that there were two versions of the claims made by the customer and the team leader.

He said the 45-year-old customer claimed he was forced to pay for the sachets, while the team leader alleged that the man offered to pay for the items despite being told that the sauces were complimentary with food ordered at the outlet.

ACP Christopher said his investigation team also discovered that the outlet was issued a notice of compound by the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) a few days ago.

He said KPDN issued the notice after the outlet failed to display its pricing before charging the customer for the sachets.

ACP Christopher said the customer also uploaded the receipt of payment for the sachets to his Facebook account.

“We expect to conclude the investigation once the statement from the customer has been recorded,” he said, adding that the case would be investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

“We are still waiting to record the customer’s statement on the report lodged by the 19-year-old female crew leader on Tuesday at the Ayer Keroh police station,” he said on Wednesday.

ACP Christopher said in the police report, the team leader claimed the customer was allegedly abusive in the incident, which occurred between 10pm and 11pm on Sept 22.

She said he demanded to pay for 10 sachets of the sauce, although the staffer told him that they were provided free of charge, which led to an argument.

“The team leader was advised to lodge a police report by her management after the customer recorded the argument. It was also meant for her safety,” he said.

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