Corpse Spends Weekend at Fast-Food Restaurant

It wasn't discovered for three days
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2016 11:51 AM CDT
Hungry Jack's is the Australian version of Burger King.   (Wikimedia Commons / Fred Hsu)

(Newser) – The crew over at Hungry Jack's on Wanneroo Road in Westminster, Western Australia, might want to step up the restroom maintenance. Case in point: A dead man sat in a bathroom at the fast-food restaurant for three days before he was discovered on July 18, the AFP reports. Police have attributed the death to a drug overdose and say it isn't suspicious, according to the ABC. It is believed that the man entered the restroom on Friday night and remained there until being found on Monday morning, per the BBC. City health and compliance officers were investigating.

To be fair, the bathroom has a floor to ceiling door. Nonetheless, customers are a little unnerved by the lack of routine cleaning sweeps. "Three days is a long time for somebody to be locked in a toilet cubicle and for it not to be cleaned," one diner tells the ABC. The fast-food chain, which is Australia's version of Burger King, says in a statement that it is cooperating with authorities regarding "the matter," adding, "Our thoughts are with all concerned." However, the ABC reports that Hungry Jack's HQ was mum on the topic of the bathroom cleaning schedule. (Read more Australia stories.)

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