Woman Tracked Down and Busted for Using Restaurant's Customers-Only Bathroom

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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If i wear her I would eat at that restaurant and "find" a rat in my food.




posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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Would they rather she poo in the car park?
Wtf lol what happened to human rights?



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 05:01 PM
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What's this world coming to? You get billed five dollars for using a bathroom? There's too much hate out there! The restaurant owner and this sheriff should be ashamed of themselves.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
Restaurant uses sheriff to track down woman for using bathroom : www.foxnews.com...

Funny. This article states that there is a sign on the door and another sign on the mirror in the restroom. It also says that an employee tried to collect the $5 charge, but, the woman left without paying. I think that $5 is a bit much to use the restroom, but, that isn't the issue. The legal term is "theft of services" and is no different than if you walk out of a store with $5 of merchandise that you didn't pay for. She's lucky that she was only sent a bill.


It is only the same if one, the owner filed a complaint for theft, not have the sheriff illegally run the plate and give her the information that is for official use only. Two, it is a service not merchandise. Makes a difference in criminal and civil. If someone stiffs you for service, all you can do is sue them for it. Now if the sign said $5 for the paper, then it would be theft.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:38 PM
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I can see a civil suite from this........



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by IntelRetard
I can see a civil suite from this........


No, most likely a reality show starring the mirror.
Knowing Hollyweird like I do anyways.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:10 PM
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I manage a multimillion dollar retain store and can not tell you the amount of time I have come to find the women's' restrooms "defiled"... Now when I say defiled, think of the worst thing you can think of and I am sure I have seen worse...
I have never subjected my staff to clean it up as I am the type of person that will do it myself and save the rest of my staff from doing it... let me tell you, there has been some AMAZING "acts" performed there...

It got to a point that I shut the bathrooms off to the public, and having done such, have never had an issue since.

By law, in my state, we are only required to provide public restrooms if we have a certain amount of public shopping area, which we fall within 5' of.. thankfully...

I do sympathize with the woman, but as a manager, I side with the company as I have seen the "darker" side of what can happen...

Not all people are like that, but the ones that are..... god help us all... Think "Dogma's Sh## Demon" for reference..... seriously...
edit on 1-3-2013 by lothran because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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It's not that hard/unusual to get this sort of data from the police. I've done it myself a few times, and in cities a lot bigger than this one.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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From what I read there was no amount of charge on the sign, just a "customers only" message. So without any actual dollar amount shown there is no way the restaurant could claim theft of service.

She should consider herself lucky though that there was no overzealous "rent a cop" on duty like the one in a Burger King in downtown Chicago some years back. A woman went into the Burger King for lunch but since she had come a long distance without using a bathroom she went to the restroom first. The rent a cop told her the restroom was for customers only and the lady explained that she was a customer but she had to use the restroom first. he then proceeded to enter the bathroom at which time the rent a cop physically assaulted her and threw her to the floor and, if memory serves me right, handcuffed her then called the police. To make a long story short, when the dust settled the lady walked away with a tidy settlement from Burger King.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 06:00 AM
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That is great. But you did not charge for non-customers. That is where this started to go wrong. If a non customer uses your restroom, what do you do?



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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wow, thats rediculous, i would return to the place at night and leave a present (dog poop) on the steps...if you know what i mean.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:05 PM
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i understand the desire to have technology, cameras, databases, even satellites and phone surveillance equipment etc.used in law enforcement. in an ideal world it works great but this is just another example of real world human beings abusing a position of authority. that "don't worry, i know a guy" mentality. i hear people say "it's not for you, it's for terrorist/criminals" but the temptation to abuse it will always be there. no matter how small it is human nature still creeps in.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by MrSpad
This is a town with less than 1500 people. The question is if you put up a sign that says you charge X amount of dollars for a service and someone uses this service and does not pay what are your options? Call the police and have them arrested? Have them tresspassed? Or in the case of a small town a more off the record approach of writing them a letter. Places have the right to charge for whatever service they want and if you use that service and do not pay then you do not get to walk away.


You could have a bathroom charge of a million dollars of you wanted to...but you CAN'T try to apply that charge retrospectively.

If there's a charge, it is required by consumer law to be clearly displayed and made known to the people who enter the premisis, if it isn't, it can't be charged.

What are people supposed to do, guess the charge?

This is a pathetic shopkeeper, encouraging the abuse of police power, which apart from being a non criminal or legal issue, caused police time payed for by the taxpayer to be wasted and had a Citizens civil liberties abused in the process...she was caught short and needed to relieve herself..it's not a crime. If she'd have pulled down her knickers and squatted on his floor, that would have been a different story.

The shopkeeper needs a little common human decency, not getting his pal in the police to intimidate people.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by j2000

Originally posted by JIMC5499
Restaurant uses sheriff to track down woman for using bathroom : www.foxnews.com...

Funny. This article states that there is a sign on the door and another sign on the mirror in the restroom. It also says that an employee tried to collect the $5 charge, but, the woman left without paying. I think that $5 is a bit much to use the restroom, but, that isn't the issue. The legal term is "theft of services" and is no different than if you walk out of a store with $5 of merchandise that you didn't pay for. She's lucky that she was only sent a bill.


It is only the same if one, the owner filed a complaint for theft, not have the sheriff illegally run the plate and give her the information that is for official use only. Two, it is a service not merchandise. Makes a difference in criminal and civil. If someone stiffs you for service, all you can do is sue them for it. Now if the sign said $5 for the paper, then it would be theft.



Would it be theft of the paper though?

Technically, she didn't take the paper out of the shop...could flushing it away be classed as removing the paper considering the sewer pipe and septic tank belong to the shop owner?

Would that make the sewer tank guy technically guilty of receiveing stolen goods when he pumps the tank out?




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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I'm not 100 percent sure but arn't sherrifs in US elected? If thats the case then there is a conflict of interest. By doing little favors for the locals to ensure re election which is totally unethical and illegal.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Bilky
I'm not 100 percent sure but arn't sherrifs in US elected? If thats the case then there is a conflict of interest. By doing little favors for the locals to ensure re election which is totally unethical and illegal.


Yes they are.
Yes it is very much so.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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I guess it would be destruction of property then.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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I can remember when I stepped into a restaurant to use the restroom during a 4th of July parade. There was sign on the door that stated "Out of Order," yet the restaurant was open. I went to use the restroom and an employee attempted to stop me. I stated to them that if they wanted to remain open for business, they either needed to close until they had fresh, working facilities that were open to the general PUBLIC, or they needed to remove the SIGN. You cannot refuse any member of the public access to restrooms, PERIOD! Turns out, the manager knew I was right and took down the sign (only put up to reduce the traffic in and out of the restaurant during the parade...stupid anyway, because not very many people were going in and out just to use the restrooms anyway).



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 06:45 PM
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Forget rapists, murderers, and thieves.

Toilet bandits are out of control these days! Look out!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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The business owner just committed professional business suicide with the help of a co-conspirator (the local Sheriff).

Check out the "FLOOD" of reviews on Yelp for the business: www.yelp.com...

Lisa Kent the co-owner is also co-conspirator with the local sheriff in a violation of Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, a Federal Law that restricts access to motor vehicle records.

She should be facing criminal charges for her involvement in this.





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