Restroom Reports: March 26, 2018

Not-quite news concerning PROs and portable restrooms from around the web

Restroom Reports: March 26, 2018

Clowns seem to be everywhere lately, thanks to last year’s It remake. These guys aren’t as disturbing as Pennywise, but this “music video” of two guys in clown masks playing a metal/jazz medley in a portable restroom is pretty creepy, although strangely intriguing. 


You don’t see this every day either. The first crash of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series was not the multicar pileup on the racetrack that you might expect. A restroom service truck was backing up to pump out a hospitality motor home when it got stuck in reverse and crashed into the motor home. The driver sustained some injuries, but none were life-threatening. 


It didn’t make the final cut of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnorak, but for a brief shining moment, a portable restroom played a key role in the movie. A deleted scene shows Thor finding Loki trapped between dimensions (or something) within the walls of the dirty restroom in a New York City alley. The restroom must not have had good screen presence though; the final version of the scene took place in Norway instead. 


It appears federal prosecutors will make an example of Diamond Environmental owner Arie Eric De Jong III. De Jong was caught illegally dumping waste into city sewer systems across Southern California, avoiding millions of dollars of dumping fees. The prosecutors are pushing for 30 months in federal prison, along with payment of $3.9 million in restitution and a $10,000 fine. Chief operating officer Warren Van Dam is also facing prison time and a $3.9 million restitution payment. See more details here


The fiery saga of restroom arson continues:

  • The exact cause of this restroom fire in Springfield, Tennessee, is unknown, though fire investigators dubbed it an “act of vandalism,” not arson. Luckily the fire was extinguished before it could spread to a nearby building.
  • Two young men were arrested for a string of arson cases throughout Dodge County, Nebraska, which unsurprisingly included two portable restroom fires.
  • Apparently it’s not just an American thing. Firefighters were called to a scene at a business park in Stoke-on-Trent in the U.K. to deal with what was deemed a “deliberate ignition” of a portable restroom. They may have fancier terms for arson across the pond, but the same types of idiots set things on fire over there too. 


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