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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    I read this story and thought I would share

    Looks like a "Sting" gone bad.....

    Plumber takes a leak instead of fixing one
    British tradesman caught urinating in vase, pouring contents in heater

    LONDON - A British plumber was fined and given a community service order on Tuesday after being captured on hidden cameras urinating into a vase in a customer’s attic and pouring the contents into the central heating system.

    Roy Williams, 47, was caught in the act by trading standards officers who had rented the house in Leatherhead in southern England and rigged it with cameras as part of a sting operation to check on tradesmen.

    The plumber had been called out to fix a simple fault but instead missed this and charged 203 pounds for unnecessary work, Steve Playle of Surrey trading standards told Reuters.

    Williams then urinated into a vase, poured the urine into the hot water tank and rinsed the vase in the cold water tank.

    The plumber denied the charges, claiming he had a medical condition which meant he needed the toilet regularly and had been overcome by the sound of running water.

    He was sentenced to 150 hours community service by Guildford Crown Court on charges of deception and making false trades descriptions, and was ordered to pay 3,778 pounds in fines and costs incurred cleaning the water tanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Bennington, Vermont U.S.A.
    One good thing about VT is that we have plenty of trees around.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    S.W. PA
    man thats $6,649.28 just for taking a leak

    hope none of you guys get busted for checking the drain in the wash tub

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Smile Phhhhh!

    How come everyone is crazy 'cept us?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Barrie, Ontario
    I'm glad I do my own plumbing.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2¢.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

  6. #6
    How could ya pour it into a hot water tank?
    Laundry tubs are much more sanitary, in a pinch, that's my potty of choice.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Dice's bladder is busting, and knows Mrs. Smith is upstairs. He goes to the stairs leading to the main floor, and hears her on the telephone. Thinking... "Great! She's occupied." Skulks back to the utility room and runs the water in the laundry sink... whips out the old 'John Thomas' and commences with a nice bladder relief. Eyes closed, leans head back and gives off an silent "Aahhhhh....."

    "Excuse me!!!!!! What the hell do you think you are doing?!?!" She cries, as she witnesses this diabolical act.

    ... camera fades to commercial. Tune in next week when Diceman tries to explain....
    Teach the apprentices right... and learn from their questions and ideas.

  8. #8
    Yeah, Ricm......ya ain't that far off.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

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