Cleaning any bathroom, even your own, can be a disturbing experience. You never know what you might find when you lift up that lid and really dig in. Sometimes you get lucky and you just have a few urine stains to scrub off, but sometimes you have to deal with sh*t.
69-year-old Fernando Elizarraras walked inside a Walgreens store in Florida back in 2012. According to his wife, he was a loyal customer. During this shopping trip, Fernando needed to take a dump, so he went inside the store’s bathroom.
After he was finished, an employee stopped him and physically escorted him back to the bathroom. The employee demanded that Fernando clean up the mess he left behind. “You left a mess, (expletive) all over the bathroom,” the employee yelled.
This went on for 20 minutes. The employees inside the store threatened him, and then forced him to clean up the mess with a mop before they allowed him to leave.
His wife claims this incident caused his death. She believes the “incident caused Fernando to be humiliated, disgraced and injured in his feelings, emotionally and mentally.”
The emotional distress was so severe that it resulted in his death. The lawsuit doesn’t state how much time passed between the incident and his death, but either way, it’s hard to see how something like this could kill someone.
It’s not clear how much the woman is asking for, but she has a standing offer to settle for $500,000.