Found May 23, 2013 on The Other Paper:

This could possibly be one of the most unappetizing videos ever shot and make you think twice about the ice at your local ballpark. An Aramark vendor at Monday’s Royals-Astros game at Minute Maid Park was caught bringing his tray of snow cones into a bathroom stall with him while he did his business on the toilet. The video, taken by a concerned onlooker, was shot Monday night during the Astros-Royals game and  happened in the first game attended by Reid Ryan in his new role as Astros team president. Click2Houston broadcast the horrifying footage of the vendor placing the tray of food on the floor next to the toilet bowl. "I couldn’t believe what I was seeing," said the unnamed fan who turned in the video. "This guy is taking a dump. There’s no doubt about it. What sane person could possibly think, yeah this is a good idea. I’ll just put the food that I’m about to sell on the floor." Maybe the idiot thought he was working at Minute Made Park. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The Astros have already taken action against the vendor and said Aramark terminated the man immediately upon learning of the incident: "The Astros share ARAMARK’s view on the importance of food safety and will work with them to ensure that our fans have a safe and outstanding experience at Minute Maid Park. We also commend the fan for his vigilance in pointing out the inappropriate actions of the vendor. The Astros personally thanked him and advised him of the swift action taken in regard to the employee." Watch out where the Astros roam, don't you eat the yellow snow cone.


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As if the Houston Astros needed any more problems...there's this. A snow cone vendor at Minute Maid Park was fired after, wait for it, he was recorded in the bathroom, using the toilet and placing a tray of his wares on the stall floor next to him. "I couldn’t believe what I was seeing," the fan who took the video told Houston's KPRC. "This guy...

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Houston Astros vendor brings snow cones with him into bathroom stall

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