Can Restaurants Refuse to Let Non-Paying Customers Use the Bathroom?

There was a frightening fight inside a Pittsburgh pizzeria Friday night after a woman wanted to use the bathroom and the manager would not let her. 34-year-old Jade Martin reportedly had been drinking, and apparently refused to take no for an answer. The manager, 41-year-old Mahmut Yilmaz, wrestled her to the floor. Other restaurant employees and customers rushed in to break it up and the woman was thrown out of the place. Yilmaz was charged with aggravated assault. He was also fired.