Indiana KFC Worker Arrested for Stabbing Fellow Employee Soon After Getting Fired

A man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a KFC worker in Indiana, soon after he was fired from a job at the same restaurant.

Joshua Moser, 26, of Valparaiso, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury, intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief, and possession of paraphernalia following an incident at the fast-food branch at 2402 Calumet Avenue on August 21.

The Valparaiso Police Department said they were called at around 4:05 p.m. to reports that a man was bleeding from the hand. When officers arrived at the scene, it transpired that the victim had been stabbed by a man who had been fired from his job just prior to the incident.

Moser is accused of attempting to "aggressively approach a member of the management staff" while holding a knife after being told he was fired.

Other members of staff then attempted to subdue him, at which point he used the knife to stab the male worker, causing non-serious injuries to his arm and hand.

Moser then left the premises, allegedly cut the tires on his boss' car and fled. He entered a nearby McDonald's at 2002 Calumet Avenue, where police later arrested him without further incident. He is currently being held at Porter County Jail.

The KFC store in Valparaiso closed for the rest of the day in the wake of the stabbing.

In a statement to CBS, a KFC spokesperson said: "There was an incident at this location earlier today. Fortunately, the employee who was injured was treated and released."

Earlier this month, police in Florida launched an investigation following reports that a man attacked a car because a McDonald's had got his drive-thru order wrong.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported that witnesses said the suspect "pitched a fit" after not receiving his Filet-o-Fish at the fast-food store in Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota on August 16.

After leaving the drive-thru, the man allegedly exited his car, grabbed a nearby shopping cart and bashed it into the side of a vehicle belonging to a 46-year-old woman, causing an estimated $2,000 worth of damage.

"The unknown suspect fled in an unknown direction," an incident report obtained by The Smoking Gun states. "The victim nor the witness had any idea who the suspect was."

Police classified the incident as a felony criminal mischief because the damage the suspect caused was more than $1,000.

Joshua Moser
Joshua Moser is accused of suspicion of aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury, intimidation with a deadly weapon following the incident at the Indinan KFC store. Porter County Jail