This is a TNB Public Service Announcement. Don’t Fling Poo.
We at TNB were not aware this message needed to be provided. We were wrong. The legendary Canadian donut chain, Tim Horton’s, learned this week of the value of non-poo-flinging patrons.
From the National Post:
The Tim Hortons employee had apparently denied the woman access to the restroom.
“Our current understanding is that the team member used their discretion in this case and denied access to this guest based on past behaviour and out of concern for the immediate safety of team members and guests in the restaurant. As matters escalated, the Team Member contacted local authorities for assistance,” Tim Hortons said in a statement.
Of course there’s video:
If this were an isolated incident, it might not rise to the level of requiring a PSA. Unfortunately, it is not. Poo-flinging appears to be a cross-border activity, as demonstrated recently at a Menard’s store in Indianapolis: (indychannel.com)
Upon arrival, they spoke with the store’s loss prevention officer, who told them he’d spotted a woman take a video camera out of its box and place it into her open personal bag.
When the loss prevention officer attempted to stop the woman from leaving the store, she “reached behind her and dug into her pants and pulled out a handful of feces and threw it at him, striking him on his chest.”
That was on February 15. The video camera was recovered, and surveillance video was available for the police, but the woman has not been arrested (unless she was subsequently detained in Canada.)
We at TNB urge all readers not to fling poo. Thank you.
Question of the night: Is there a PSA you’d like to see?