With Tim Hortons restaurants located across Canada and often open late hours, there’s a good chance every Canadian has a “This one time at Timmies…” story. But for customers at a location in Langley, BC, a recent incident–now, we want to warn you, stop right here if you’re at all squeamish– included a woman defecating in front of the cash register and then throwing her feces at employees. Okay, that one we have not seen yet.
On Monday night, a woman entered a Langley Tim Hortons and asked to use the bathroom. The employee was reportedly concerned that letting the woman use the facilities would negatively affect “the immediate safety” of employees and customers, and refused to open the bathroom for the woman. In response, she pulled down her pants in front of the cash register and proceeding to defecate, then threw her feces and soiled napkins over the counter at the employees where they were preparing food.
A video of the incident was leaked online on Tuesday and looks like it was captured by a cell phone recording a security camera. Langley RCMP say they are unaware of how the video made it online.
In the video, an employee can be seen speaking to the woman and then on the phone with police while said woman is defecating in the restaurant. One of the stranger parts of the video is the lack of reaction from fellow customers, but it’s possible they couldn’t see what was taking place behind the line up barrier. Or, it’s very possible they were in shock. It’s a lot to take in all at once.
The woman was detained in the Tim Hortons’ parking lot and released on a promise to appear in court.
Tim Hortons does not require people to make purchases to use their restrooms, but in a statement to CTV, the company said they believe the employee was using their best judgement. “Our current understanding is that the (employee) used their discretion in this case and denied access … based on past behaviour.”
The video above is largely blurred out, but the original video can easily be found floating around the internet. Although really, do you want to see it? If you ever plan on enjoying a Timbit again, we recommend skipping it.