Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

‘Dump at pump’ pensioner was “respectable customer”

PUBLISHED: 15:23 23 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:36 23 November 2012

Archant

Disgusted staff speak of petrol station defecation shocker after 76-year-old was told he couldn’t use loos

THE disgusted co-owner of a petrol station where a pensioner bought a pasty then defecated on the forecourt described the offender as a ‘respectable customer’.

A 76-year-old was slapped with an £80 fine after he was captured on CCTV committing the foul act after staff said he couldn’t use their loos.

Police said the culprit went to the toilet in the back of his car then dumped the faeces next to a pump.

Shocked workers said the married offender - who was a regular and ‘respectable’ customer - had bought a pasty and then calmly drove off after relieving himself.

He left a number of soiled items, including the bag his snack was in, behind.

The business’s sickened co-owner, Rob Gibbons, had to clean up the mess.

“We’ve been up here for 33 years and in all that time I have never seen anyone defecate on a forecourt,” said Rob, who runs Tower Services in Seaton with his brother Richard.

“We’re calling him ‘the bloke who took a dump on the pump’.

“It really was disgusting.”

The incident took place at around 1pm on Sunday (November 18).

The elderly man was soon identified by police and fined for a public order offence.

PC Steve Speariett said: “Although the male later apologised, this was a truly disgusting act and is totally unacceptable. Fortunately the staff were able to clear up the mess before anybody trod in it”.

Mr Gibbons said customers aren’t allowed to use the conveniences at the petrol station on advice of police as it could become a security issue.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Lynette Talbot’s hard work and willingness to ‘get her hands dirty’ is recognised.

Read more
04:30

A seaweed harvester from Sidmouth is feeling ‘quietly confident’ after being shortlisted to receive £100,000 worth of support from an organisation set up to help new food and drink businesses.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:33

Lewis Jefferies hopes to one day promote conservation and sustainability.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:40

RNLI lifeguards will return to East Devon’s beaches from Saturday (April 29) as patrols for the 2017 summer season get underway.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

The owner of an Ottery sweet shop has thanked the community as she opened her doors for the final time,

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

Sidmouth’s Devon County Council hustings has been cancelled

Read more
Yesterday, 10:13

The Countess of Wessex will be in attendance at this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

‘Selfish’ 4x4 drivers ‘trashing’ the beautiful countryside surrounding Sidmouth could be threatening England’s first wild beavers in more than 300 years.

Read more
Thu, 19:30

The cheering crowds egged a Sidmouth web developer over the finish line of his ‘gruelling’ first marathon in the capital on Sunday.

Read more
Thu, 18:34

Organisers of the Beer Blazer are urgently appealing for volunteers to come forward.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications