Detroit airport has been reported to be “in the process of taking out all the soap dispensers and replacing them” in the bathrooms after an “unusual substance” was found in the soap at several locations.”
It turns out someone replaced the soap with a body fluid in some of the dispensers in bathrooms in the North Terminal. Passengers of SkyTeam airlines, which operate out of a different terminal, weren’t affected. The message is clear: If you dare fly someone other than Delta out of Detroit, you’re going to get someone’s bodily fluids all over your hands.
The airport won’t say what the ‘substance’ is “it’s no cause for panic, but very disgusting” and that “it’s not believed to be spit.”
Why would anybody put something in an airport soap dispenser? Investigators said it’s nothing sinister, but someone with ongoing access to the restrooms who has a grudge.
…”The Airport Authority takes incidents involving health and safety very seriously,” officials said in a statement.
This incident joins the ‘Grosser Than Gross’ pantheon:
- What’s Grosser Than Gross? United Airlines Edition
- What’s Grosser Than Gross? Airline Club Lounge Edition.
- Aircraft Blankets: Clean or Not? (aka “What’s Grosser Than Gross?”)
- The One Feature Planes Need More Than Anything Else
(HT: Ryan Boyd)