KERMIT, W.Va. -- Health officials have temporarily shut down a Southern West Virginia Pizza Hut restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.
News outlets reported that the Mingo County Health Department cited a substantial public health hazard in closing the Pizza Hut in Kermit.
Pizza Hut Corp. released a statement saying it was "embarrassed" by the manager's actions. The company said it has "zero tolerance" for violations of its operating standards.
The video shows the manager urinating into a kitchen sink behind a cash register.
Pizza Hut said the incident occurred after business hours. The franchise owner fired the employee, whose name wasn't released.
Kermit Sanitarian Brett Vance said the restaurant is closed until it's thoroughly cleaned and there are reassurances of safeguards in place.