In response, the woman defecated on the floor, before proceeding to throw the feces at the shocked employees, The Province newspaper reported. The move followed the arrest of two black men who were sitting inside a Starbucks without buying anything after asking to use the restroom. A viral video of surveillance footage from the B.C. Prosecution Service. We are deeply concerned by this video as the safety of our team members and guests is always a top priority for us.
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Yet, reading a report that the events leading up to the video footage began when, according to Newsweek , the woman was told she could not use the public washroom, a further emotion does occur. But who wants to react to that by inflicting unnecessary discomfort and humiliation on other people? But I have a lot of sympathy for those who need to use the washroom badly enough to seek one out, especially in Toronto where genuinely public washrooms are scarce.
Further, who wants to advertise themselves to the paying public that way? I cannot imagine telling someone in such circumstances to take a hike. Republication or distribution of this content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors. This file photo shows a Tim Hortons cafe in Manhattan on August 25, 2014 in New York City, U.S.
When I do pop in somewhere to use a washroom, my own sense of fairness dictates that I always do buy something — a coffee or a pack of gum, at least. According to The Province newspaper, the argument reportedly began after staff told the woman she could not use the restroom. The bizarre confrontation took place at a Time Horton's just outside Vancouver. Related Stories Why Are Canadians Boycotting Tim Hortons?
She then appears to pick up the excrement from the floor and throw it across the counter. Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. No business open to the public, and hoping to do business with the public, should have a policy like that. I spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a year at Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Tim Hortons locations. I’m lucky enough to have progressed into financial circumstances in which I always can buy something.
Staff appear to be trying to calm the customer down while she paces infront of the cash register, shouting and gesturing towards workers. Find out more. WARNING: Video is of graphic nature. A video of a woman squatting and pooping on the floor at a Tim Hortons outlet after an employee denied her access to the restroom has gone viral. As matters escalated, the team member contacted local authorities for assistance.
I mean, I get the reason it occurs to those who operate restaurants to implement a policy like that. If my kid needs to pee while I’m walking past one, am I suddenly less of a customer, less worthy of respect, because I finished my coffee a few hours earlier? But not everyone has the scratch, even though nature sends us all the itch. It is also being reported that prosecutors are now considering what charges, if any, to bring against the woman, and a court date for her has been set.
As matters escalated, the team member contacted local authorities for assistance. In the CCTV footage, the woman is seen arguing with an employee and after some time, she began untying her sweater from her waist. Tim Hortons confirmed that guests are not required to make a purchase to use the bathroom. The woman who dropped her pants in a B.C. I used to run a coffee and sandwich joint on Yonge St.
Open washrooms just seem like a good policy for a business hoping to serve its existing customers and advertise itself a as a welcoming place to possible new ones. Check out the footage of the incident below. The angry customer can then be seen flinging her excrement at staff as they run for cover. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC.
However, in some limited cases, restaurants may have a buzzer or key entry for restrooms. Grossed out. All kinds of people would come in and take advantage of the space we were paying rent on, use our toilet paper, leave the floor a mess, without giving us a cent or even saying thank you. Enough to spoil my previously mostly positive impression of the whole chain. They also prevent some humiliating accidents and a whole lot of discomfort.
Prosecutors are now considering what charges, if any, to bring against the woman, and a court date for her has been set. All rights reserved. Langley RCMP confirmed the incident, noting that the unnamed woman was arrested and later released from their custody to appear in court at a later date. After the video went viral, people wanted to know what made the woman so furious that she did what she did.
Sort of disbelieving. (Us too. Some people will take advantage of you. After being denied access, he was waiting at a table with a friend for another friend to arrive when they were arrested. And if such a policy can head off even one drawer-dropping, squat-popping, poop-flinging rage, well, then everyone comes out ahead. The customer got into an argument with staff, who asked her to leave the premises.