Skip to comments.Man accused of putting skunk in gas station bathroom
Posted on 07/25/2013 5:20:41 AM PDT by Renfield
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - Employees at a Middlesboro gas station say a customer put a skunk in the bathroom!
Police arrested the man accused of doing it, 35-year-old Kevin Kibert, and charged him with criminal mischief.
Employees at Lee's Food Mart say earlier this month, a man took a garbage bag into the bathroom and left.
"When he came out of the restroom, he looked at another employee and said, 'I'm sorry man.' My employee went to see what he was sorry about and Kevin had evidently left a baby skunk in the restroom," said store manager Pamela Hobbs.
She says the skunk sprayed the bathroom before a worker caught it in a garbage can and released it outside.
"The next thing was how bad did it spray," said Hobbs.
The manager says the skunk cost them business.
"We had customers who walked up to the store and they smelled it, and they walked away saying there's no way I can come in there," said Hobbs.
They estimate they lost $6,000 in business. She says the smell also made two employees sick.
Police arrested Kevin Kibert last week on the criminal mischief charge. He is in the Bell County Detention Center.
In a jailhouse interview, Kibert denies he did it.
"I turned around and walked back out. I wasn't in there two seconds," Kibert said.
Kibert admits he had an argument with an employee a few days earlier.
"That wasn't how I get even. I'm not gonna grab no skunk, you know what I'm saying. I ain't gonna grab no skunk," Kibert said.
He says that employee was not at the store when he walked in, but he claims another employee asked him to leave and he did.
"I was in a brand new XTerra and there ain't no way my buddy was going to let me ride around with a skunk," Kibert said. "Why didn't it spray me? Even if I did and had to and walked away, it would have got me."
Kibert says he does not know how the skunk got in there.
"This is the craziest thing in the world. It really is," Kibert said.
He had a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Officials say the case was waived to the grand jury.
Lee's Food Mart employees used bleach and tomato juice to clean the bathroom and get rid of the smell in the store.
In some gas station bathrooms, a skunk would be considered an air freshener.
Good point. He should use that as his defense in court.
In my state we have “Stinker” gas stations...
Wow. Thats just cruel...to the skunk!
We hit a skunk while traveling through oil country one time.
I thought the skunk had got hung up on the undercarriage because the stench persisted for quite a long time.
We finally stopped in a town to check. No skunk. The smell was the town itself.
Reminds me of the perfume I won at the carnival when I was 8. I gave it to my mother and she pored it down the drain......
just plain creepy
While a youth of 10 I was hunting at night with my grandfather for possums (I don’t know why, but it gave me my nickname) and got sprayed directly by a skunk in a tree. You cannot imagine the power of that smell! The dogs also go sprayed; we didn’t see them for days.
Oh that is funny! Who you gonna believe, a silly C-store manager or a mountain main with a mullet, striped purple jumpsuit, and a heavy-duty twitch?
My immediate thought was what kind of drugs is the guy on?
“I’m not gonna grab no skunk.” A double negative. Guilty as charged.
or what would he be on if he weren’t in jail.
Meth would be my guess...
He was just trying to mask the urinal smell. He also took the big white mint.
Sounds like a job for the Turtle Man as this is his home state. Live action.
I met a gas station owner who had a brilliant idea. He installed high pressure water spray heads along the ceiling of his restroom, angled in such a way as to give it a good drenching, especially the sink, urinal and toilet. He also had an extra wide drain on the floor, with a single lug bolt cover that could be removed with a tire iron.
So when he or his employees wanted to clean the restroom, they just removed the TP and paper towels, opened the drain, then locked the door and turned on a valve with hot, soapy water. Then, after a minute turned it off and let it soak. Then turn a second valve with high pressure cold water. After the rinse, they would open a high vent to dry it out. Then put in the drain cover and put the paper back.
The toilet still had to be scrubbed, and any obstructions to the sink, urinal or toilet removed, but that was it.
Then one day they discovered that a drunk had camped out in there. No problem.
If your dog gets sprayed, forget the tomato stuff. Use toothpage to get the smell out. Smear toothpaste over all affected areas, rub it in well, and then wash off. It works great.
Oxycodone is the drug of choice in eastern KY. Years later than it ought to have, our legislature finally has cracked down on “pain clinics” and crooked doctors, and oxycodone is starting to get harder to acquire. Heroin has now moved in to take its place in some counties.
Our county...which, when I was growing up in the 1960s, had hardly any crime....has in recent years experienced a big increase in burglaries and thefts, fueled by oxycodone addicts desperate to get something to pay for their next pills. Those who are caught usually turn out to be from counties further east, where there is no economy, no way to make a living, and not even much to steal. They slip in, grab something, and run. As I type this, a couple of local contractors are here, reflooring a couple of my rooms. Both of them have had their tools stolen multiple times by such neer-do-wells.
[Thanks to Gefn for the ping!]
At a gas station, that would serve as an air freshener.
It’s a great idea.
I’ve seen some bathrooms left in some disgusting condition.
People can be so much worse than animals. I just have to wonder what they live in or like.
Okay, I laughed at that!
The very first thing that went through my mind when I saw him was “Dueling Banjos.”
Thanks for the tip. I had always heard about tomato juice.
I have two dogs now and live in a rural area, so it could happen again.
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