Houston Astros vendor caught with snow cones in bathroom stall

Cell phone video captures Astros vendor with snow cones in bathroom


HOUSTON – The Houston Astros are winning, the hot dogs are selling, and all is right with the world at Minute Maid Park. But not inside a men's restroom.

Cell phone video obtained by KSAT's sister station KPRC-TV Houston shows a ball park snow cone vendor sitting on a toilet in a stall with an entire box full of the products he's about to sell. They sit on the bathroom floor right next to him.

The person who recorded the video and gave it to KPRC said: "I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 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."

The man complained about what he saw right away.

Reid Ryan, the Houston Astros new president, had just attended his first game as team president when he was informed of the incident.

"This being your first game. Your first day on the job. What was going through your head when you heard what happened?" KPRC's Bill 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 told Spencer.

Ryan said that snow cone vendor was fired immediately.

When asked what the ball park could do to make sure something like this doesn't happen again, Ryan responded: "I don't think there is anything you can do to make sure human beings don't make mistakes. What you can do is make sure all employees are trained and that our policies are followed."

KPRC is a sister station of KSAT-12.

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