This morning I received an e-mail from an old friend of mine. A guy that worked with me at a pizza shop, in west Toledo, for about 8 1/2 years, during the 1990's and thru 2001. We were both pizza delivery drivers, for several years, while we were going to college and a couple years afterwards; a few nights a week, for some extra side money.
Well, my friend just reminded me that Henry Johnson, 1 of the suspects in this robbery, worked at our store for a short period of time, around the latter part of 2000 or early 2001.
We used to have a nick-name for Henry too... His nickname was "Dirty Little Henry." - And I'm going to tell you why.
My buddy and I worked at this pizza shop for a lot of years. We'd seen many characters come and go.
Towards the latter part of 2000 or early 2001, Henry Johnson and another inside employee came on board. They were both cooks. A few weeks after Henry started working, the toilet in the bathroom got plugged-up, so the store manager had to call a plumber out to fix the problem.
The plumber did his job, un-clogged the toilet and informed the manager why the toilet had been plugged-up. Someone tried to flush a couple "blue disposable towels" down the toilet. If anyone has worked in a restaurant, fast food joint or food related business before, you probably know what kind of towels I'm talking about.
The store manager put up a BIG note on the wall, informing everyone what the plumber had found, and whoever was doing this, had better not do it anymore.
Over the course of the next week or two, other co-workers began noticing these "blue disposable towels" in the garbage can, in the bathroom, next to the toilet, just under the sink. When the person was taking out the trash, they could see that someone had been using these towels, to wipe themselves, when they went to the bathroom. Talk about something NASTY !!
Then someone found 1 of these "blue disposable towels" on a metal rack, in the bathroom, where some bleach, cleaning solution and cleaning supplies were stored. Again, this "blue disposable towel" was all bunched-up and it had fecal matter on it, because someone had wiped themself with the towel.
This was absolutely disgusting to everyone else that worked in the store. People kept guessing as to who might be responsible for this. The store manager held a brief mandatory meeting, to discuss the problem with everyone. As she was talking about it, my buddy and I looked over at Henry. Up to this point, we pretty much had Henry pegged as our main suspect. Well, we looked over at Henry, and there he was, standing there smiling and giggling - as the store manager gave everyone a speech about the situation.
We nicknamed him "Little Dirty Henry"
Several weeks later, he was fired for missing a few days of work, without calling ahead. The problem with the "blue disposable towels," never came up again, after Henry was gone.