Restroom Reports: June 2018

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

Restroom Reports: June 2018


A dust devil sounds like something out of a cartoon, and the results of a recent sudden windstorm in a Denver park look equally unbelievable. Watch these two portable restrooms get whisked away to the Land of Oz.


As part of the renowned Triple Crown horse racing series, the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby are prestigious and highly regarded sporting events steeped in tradition. The first Preakness was first held in 1873, and the Kentucky Derby debuted two years later. An event no less glorious but featuring an entirely different brand of thoroughbred celebrated its 10th anniversary this year: The Preakness Toilet Run, where drunk racing enthusiasts attempt to run across the top of a bank of restrooms while being pelted by (often full) beer cans. The event was mimicked at the Kentucky Derby this year too. What a tradition.


Sometimes stories of people getting locked in portable restrooms are pretty funny. It’s less humorous when the imprisoned is an injured animal. A 1-year-old dog was rescued and is being treated for serious injuries after being locked in a restroom and left to die in a park in Grant County, Kentucky. The dog suffered a badly broken hind leg, but the veterinarians treating him expect him to heal. 


A transport truck carrying six portable restrooms overturned after striking a guardrail on a bridge on Maryland Route 32. The truck started spilling fuel and quickly caught fire, closing the highway. No serious human injuries were reported after the incident, but the cab of the truck was utterly destroyed. 


A body was found in a portable toilet on an abandoned construction site in Carolina Forest, South Carolina, near Myrtle Beach. No foul play was suspected and the cause of death was thought to be a drug overdose. 


Arson Report

In possibly the saddest little news report ever, a man allegedly attempted to set a portable restroom on fire but failed to get it lit. Somehow the Bloomington, Indiana, Police and Fire Departments still ended up being called to the scene. Police advised the failed fire-starter that if future such behavior actually resulted in flames, he would face charges, and sent him on his way. 


The Cumberland (Rhode Island) Youth Soccer Association has suffered the loss of its third portable restroom this year. All three have been destroyed by fire but there are no leads to a suspect yet. 


Two teen boys were arrested in a case of arson that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to the Lake Stevens (Washington) Boys & Girls Club gym. The kids admitted to lighting toilet paper on fire in portable restrooms that were banked along the building. The fire moved to the eaves, sent smoke throughout the building and set off the sprinkler system, which then flooded and warped the gym floor. 



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