Vehicles were hijacked and torched in Dundonald last night after several Chinese takeaways ran out of salted chilli chicken.
Masked men hijacked a bus and set it on fire, police said, in one of several incidents unfolding across the town during a night of unparalleled disorder.
Trouble erupted in the civil parish after it emerged all of the town’s Chinese takeaways ran out of the popular dish.
Locals took to the streets to vent their anger in what has been described as the worst violence Dundonald has seen since McDonald’s discontinued the McRib in 1996.
Salted chilli chicken became a staple of the Dundonald diet immediately after its introduction in 2007.
Community representative, Barry Rice, believes the salted chilli chicken shortage might only be the tip of the iceberg for some disgruntled locals.
‘What next? The offies running out of Bucky? Not on my watch’, he moaned, while scratching a political tattoo on his forearm.
The PSNI are appealing for calm as officers gear up for a second night of violence.
‘Try the honey chilli chicken with salted chilli chips for a nice wee change before clauding any bricks at the peelers’, reasoned Sgt Rob Banks.