Two women who were visiting a friend’s apartment in Hanoi left a puddle of urine after using one of the building’s elevators, causing their host to be fined for their indecent act.
The incident happened at around 11:30 pm on Saturday at the Gelexia Riverside condominium in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
CCTV footage shows two women entering an elevator of building CT2B to visit their friend’s apartment, located on the 27th floor.
While left to themselves inside the lift, one of the women used a helmet to cover the security camera as the other supposedly relieved herself directly onto the elevator’s floor.
A puddle of urine remained on the elevator’s floor after they left. Residents who discovered the stinky bodily fluid reported their finding to those in authority.
A meeting was held the next day between managers of the building and the owner of the apartment that the two women visited.
The apartment owner said she was unaware of her guests’ embarrassing action, but agreed to pay a fine of VND2 million (US$87) on the women’s behalf for violating apartment regulations.
A notice has since been posted by the Gelexia Riverside management board calling on its residents to “join hands in building a civilized lifestyle."
Officials of Yen So Commune in Hoang Mai District, where the condo is located, said on Monday they were informed of the incident and were waiting for an official report from the Gelexia Riverside management board of the women’s behaviors.
Since February 2017, Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on public urination in the name of environmental protection.
Those caught urinating in public are subject to a fine of between VND1 million ($43) and VND3 million ($130).
The previous penalty for such an illegal act was from VND200,000 ($8.7) to VND300,000 ($13).