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Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

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JennasMom
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Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

A Virginia man slips and falls in dog feces at a PetSmart in Newport News, and is now suing the store for $1 million. Robert Holloway claims he went to the store in January 2009 to pick up some bird seed and dog food when he slipped on a pile of dog poop and fell. He said he badly injured his back, struck his head and knocked out four teeth.

Holloway filed the lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court. In it, he said that PetSmart and its employees "negligently allowed animals to enter the premises and deposit feces in such a manner as to create a dangerous and hazardous condition."
Holloway's attorney said his client couldn't see the poop because it blended in with the floor, and when he stepped in it, his body twisted violently and he smacked his head.

Holloway, who was 69 at the time, had to have back surgery. His attorney admits he had a pre-existing back problem but claims the fall made it worse.

PetSmart denies any negligence, but admits that pet accidents are an everyday occurance because leashed pets are welcome visitors in the store. A company spokesperson said employees are trained to clean up pet messes and customers are encouraged to clean up after their pets as well. Every store has a clearly marked "oops" station full on cleaning supplies. The spokesperson said it's a pet store and that accidents happen.


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Posted 4/9/10 11:43 AM
 
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Shorty
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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

it blended in with the floor???

Posted 4/9/10 11:46 AM
 

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it blended in with the floor???



yea that got me too- the one by me has white tile floors- so I dont get it Chat Icon

Posted 4/9/10 11:48 AM
 

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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

What was it diarrhea? Poop is mushy!

Posted 4/9/10 12:03 PM
 

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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

What a minute, when was this posted? April 1?

Posted 4/9/10 12:05 PM
 

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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

if this is real, i don't blame him for suing

its the same as if someone dropped a jar of something in a supermarket and the store didn't clean it up and another customer slipped and hurt themselves on it

Posted 4/9/10 1:02 PM
 

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That is pretty disgusting Chat Icon

Posted 4/9/10 1:17 PM
 

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Posted 4/9/10 1:35 PM
 

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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

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if this is real, i don't blame him for suing

its the same as if someone dropped a jar of something in a supermarket and the store didn't clean it up and another customer slipped and hurt themselves on it




I agree with this--if you're going to allow customers in your store with dogs (aside from worker dogs of course), who will likely pee/poop on the floor, you have to take extra measures to be sure its always found and cleaned up promptly.

I'm a little confused by the "blend in with the floor" comment...that would be more likely with a puddle of urine. I can spot poop a mile away!!

Posted 4/9/10 3:01 PM
 

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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

I don't blame him if it's true!

On a side note, there was a restaurant in NC which served peanuts in shell. And part of the "appeal" was to throw the shells on the floor when done with the peanuts. Until someobody fell and sued. They no longer gave the nuts to customers.

Posted 4/9/10 9:11 PM
 

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Re: Man slips in dog poop and sues PetSmart

Posted by smdl

I don't blame him if it's true!

On a side note, there was a restaurant in NC which served peanuts in shell. And part of the "appeal" was to throw the shells on the floor when done with the peanuts. Until someobody fell and sued. They no longer gave the nuts to customers.



That was Texas Roadhouse! They still have the peanuts but now they supply buckets in every table to throw em into.

As far as the poop thing, if its truem then I don't blame him!

Posted 4/9/10 9:25 PM
 

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Posted 4/9/10 9:28 PM
 
 

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