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Astros vendor fired for bringing snow cones in bathroom

May 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM   |   Comments

May 23 (UPI) -- A food vendor from Houston was fired after cell phone video revealed he left a tray of snow cones he was about to sell on the ground while going to the restroom Monday night.

Local 2 reports the incident was caught on camera at Minute Maid Park.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing," the man who shot the video told Local 2. "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.'”

After shooting the video, the man complained to stadium authorities and the man was fired.

Local 2's Bills Spencer asked Houston Astros's new president Reid Ryan, about the incident after Monday night's game.

"This being your first game. Your first day on the job. What was going through your head when you heard what happened?" Spencer asked Ryan.

"Well, right away, I just thought, 'We gotta let this guy go. There is no doubt about it.' That was my decision," Ryan said.

Ryan said said the vendor had been fired immediately. When asked what the stadium could do to prevent things like this happening in the future, Ryan said there was nothing that could be done about humans making mistakes.

"What you can do is make sure all employees are trained and that our policies are followed," he added..

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