Tennessee woman charged to use restroom

Tennessee woman charged to use restroom

February 28th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Restroom charge note

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ERIN, TN -- When you gotta go, you gotta go - but, of course, most restaurants only want paying customers to use their restrooms. One restaurant in Tennessee opted to take this issue to a whole new level by charging fees for non-paying potty use.

Patricia Barnes recently rushed into a restaurant called The Flood Zone in Erin, TN, and asked a woman behind the counter if she could use the bathroom. She got permission and quietly did her business.

A few days later, she received a handwritten note from the restaurant in the mail. Barnes was stunned.

"I don't feel it was a crime," she said. "I've been into plenty of restaurants here in this town and other towns, and, you know, other states."

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