The Carl's Jr. restaurant here is planning a "funeral service" to mourn the loss of a toilet accidentally shot by a customer. Capitalizing on the enormous publicity that the bizarre story generated, the fast-food restaurant chain announced a memorial service Friday for the deceased toilet.
"By all accounts, it was a good toilet; reliable and well-liked by customers and crew members alike," Carl's Jr. executive vice president of marketing Brad Haley wrote in a note posted on the restaurant's Facebook page. "So, it seems only fitting to have a formal service to let everyone say goodbye to such a critical member of our team that was in very close contact with the public each and every day."
The Deseret News reported on the toilet mishap Jan. 15, when a man's concealed weapon accidentally went off while he was using the bathroom. Police said the concealed weapons permit holder had a holster inside his pants.
"While pulling his pants up, the gun fell out of the holster, striking the tile floor," Centerville Police Lt. Paul Child said. "When the gun hit the floor, it went off, and the bullet struck the toilet, shattering it and sending sharp pieces of porcelain flying."
The first 50 mourners on Friday will recieve a bottle of "kaboom" toilet cleaner, the deceased's favorite. Our sympathies go out to the urinal and the porcelain sink who must go on without their longtime friend and associate.