Here’s an incident you don’t often see play out in a public place, let alone in a restaurant. A Canadian woman was denied access to a restroom at a Tim Hortons and didn’t hold back on how she felt about the matter. So, the angry patron pooped on the floor and then proceeded to fling her feces at the employee who denied her the bathroom access. Customers at the restaurant were understandably horrified about the way the scene played out, as the woman was seen in video footage yelling at the employee, then grabbing some napkins and pulling her pants down before relieving herself by a divider between the counter and seating area.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she was then seen picking it up and throwing it at the employee, then wiped and threw the used napkins at the counter.
Officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police nabbed the woman in the parking lot following the disgusting event, The Abbotsford News reports.
An RCMP spokeswoman told the NY Post in a statement: “She was briefly detained and released on documentation to appear in court at a later date… A truly unfortunate incident.”
Bianca Pettinaro, a spokeswoman for Tim Hortons, told NY Post: “we are deeply concerned by this video as the safety of our team members and guests is always a top priority for us.”
Further, she said in a statement that “in limited cases across the country, restaurants have a restricted access policy for restrooms to ensure the well-being of our guests.” She noted that the employee had denied the woman access “based on past behavior,” explaining that “As matters escalated, the Team Member contacted local authorities for assistance.”
Among those who commented on the story on social media was one person who believed: “When someone says they have a bathroom emergency, you let them use the bathroom. Period.”
Another commenter responded with the reasons why this woman was denied the restroom, noting: “They explain in the statement but employees at the chain have given more detail. Basically she would come in and stay in the bathroom for an hour or trash it so they stopped letting her use it.”
Another commenter added: “They didn’t want to let her use it due to past behaviour and for the safety of their employees… that being said, she likely already knew she was banned per se and did this anyways when she could have gone elsewhere. I would say this woman is in the wrong, denying her the washroom when she’s probably been denied before this isn’t an excuse to do this.”
One commenter who is familiar with this restaurant and the area noted: “That’s the one I go to…er…used to go to. There’s a homeless/drug issue in the area. If it’s one of the ones that I’ve seen around, I’m not surprised.”
Still others weighed in on why a person would do this, with one commenter guessing: “Mentally ill or high on drugs. No normal person would behave this way.”