A Ravenswood convenience store clerk could honestly tell her bosses she had a ‘crappy’ evening last Wednesday night after a difficult customer allegedly decided to deface the store’s bathroom using his own feces.
A Ravenswood convenience store clerk could honestly tell her bosses she had a "crappy" evening after a difficult customer allegedly decided to deface the store’s bathroom using his own feces.
According to the complaint filed by Ravenswood Police Patrolman B.A. Fox, on March 17, Randy Holcomb, 42, entered Gary’s Beverage & Video appearing very intoxicated.
The complaint states the Holcomb repeatedly called the clerk “Honey” and kept asking her if he could use the store’s bathroom. The clerk refused to allow Holcomb to use the restroom, as it was marked for employees only. However Holcomb allegedly ignored the denial and went into the bathroom anyway. After using the restroom, Holcomb left the store.
After Holcomb left, the clerk said she began to smell a “terrible odor” coming from the bathroom. When she went to check the bathroom, she discovered feces smeared all over the walls, floor, doorknob, light switch and toilet itself. The clerk reported that there was toilet paper available in the restroom. She did not report whether or not Holcomb had flushed prior to leaving.
The clerk then called the police to inform them of the situation, and they responded to the scene. After the police began a search for Holcomb, the clerk reportedly had to spend a considerable time cleaning and sanitizing the entire bathroom.
Based on the condition of the scene and the information provided, Fox obtained a warrant for Holcomb’s arrest on one misdemeanor count of destruction of property. Holcomb was arrested on the warrant and arraigned.
According to Reynolds, Holcomb had recently received a 90-day suspended jail sentence for an unrelated matter.
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