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Originally posted by craig732
The restaurant owner actually committed a Class "C" Misdemeanor by charging for restroom use.
Title 39. Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17. Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 1. Miscellaneous
Current through 2011 Legislative Session
§ 39-17-105. Charge for use of public toilet facility prohibited
(a) It is an offense for a person maintaining toilet facilities available to the public to impose a charge for the use of the facility.
(b) Each toilet facility maintained in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
Cite as T.C.A. § 39-17-105
Sourceedit on 3-3-2013 by craig732 because: Add source.
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.
Originally posted by Auricom
reply to post by j2000
Insane, absolutely insane. I own my own business, I never knew I could get cops to run down people for frivolous reasons. Good to know!
The owner wanted to make a "point". Well if anyone has any just at all, they will make a "point" with her and the sheriff. I am sure the federal charge will go no where unless this sheriff does not get along with the Feds very well. She will only get a warning on the 5 dollar charge as it makes since how she would not take the money afterwards. But, I wonder if any others will step up that did pay the charge?
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
Ok...I understand that "wrong is wrong"....it was a customers only facility and she was not a customer. But how much did this little adventure cost the taxpayers? Unless they were able to run the plate, write the ticket and mail it off in 10 minutes or less...they just wasted money for something completely trifling.
I know...wrong is wrong...but maybe this person had been a patron before and didn't use the restroom that time...so they had a free pee coming...