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Man accused of putting skunk in gas station bathroom
WYMT TV ^ | 7-24-2013 | Angela Sparkman

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.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kentucky; napl; skunk
Be sure to go to the link and view the video there. This fellow seems to be a cross between Jim Varney and Richard Ramirez.
1 posted on 07/25/2013 5:20:42 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

In some gas station bathrooms, a skunk would be considered an air freshener.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 5:23:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: ScottinVA

Good point. He should use that as his defense in court.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 5:25:45 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

In my state we have “Stinker” gas stations...


4 posted on 07/25/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Renfield

Wow. Thats just cruel...to the skunk!


5 posted on 07/25/2013 5:30:00 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: ScottinVA
"got baby skunk?"
naw..that's just the stench of our (dearly beloved)
Sen. Mitch "Marble-Mouthed" McConnell (RINO/E Party-KY)

6 posted on 07/25/2013 5:34:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: ScottinVA

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.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 5:36:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ScottinVA

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......


8 posted on 07/25/2013 5:51:38 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Renfield

just plain creepy


9 posted on 07/25/2013 5:52:31 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: Renfield
Unless someone saw him put the skunk in there I'd say he's innocent. There should have been residual skunk smell on any of his items and even so, skunks are so ubiquitous in this area that its easy to get skunked. I often thought about putting a skunk in the doggie entry of a person's home that I detested. Leave it up to the skunk whether it gets sprayed or not.
10 posted on 07/25/2013 5:53:17 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Renfield

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.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 6:16:55 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Renfield

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?


12 posted on 07/25/2013 6:19:55 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

My immediate thought was what kind of drugs is the guy on?


13 posted on 07/25/2013 6:25:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Renfield

“I’m not gonna grab no skunk.” A double negative. Guilty as charged.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 6:27:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Fresh Wind

or what would he be on if he weren’t in jail.

Meth would be my guess...


15 posted on 07/25/2013 6:33:47 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Renfield

He was just trying to mask the urinal smell. He also took the big white mint.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 6:50:00 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Renfield

Sounds like a job for the Turtle Man as this is his home state. Live action.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 7:06:19 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Renfield

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.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 7:34:09 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: OldPossum

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.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 7:36:23 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: bigbob

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.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

[Thanks to Gefn for the ping!]



21 posted on 07/25/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

At a gas station, that would serve as an air freshener.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 10:32:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Then one day they discovered that a drunk had camped out in there. No problem.

Okay, I laughed at that!

24 posted on 07/25/2013 1:10:10 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Renfield

The very first thing that went through my mind when I saw him was “Dueling Banjos.”


25 posted on 07/25/2013 2:02:40 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: aimhigh

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.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Slings and Arrows
This precisely why we can't have nice things.


27 posted on 07/25/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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