Man charged for leaving skunk in Bell Co. gas station restroom

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Workers at a Bell County gas station had a mess to clean up all because of skunk.

Police say Kevin Kibert brought the skunk into the store and left it there. Now, he's facing charges.

Workers at Lee's Food Mart became suspicious after Kibert came into the store with a trash bag in hand and headed straight to the bathroom.

"When he came out of the restroom, he looked at another employee and said, 'I'm sorry man' and my employee went to see what he was sorry about and Kevin had apparently left a baby skunk in the restroom," says store manager Pamela Hobbs.

To make matters messier, the skunk actually ended up spraying employees as they worked to remove it from the store. The store manager says his business lost thousands of dollars while they cleaned the overwhelming skunk smell out of the store.

Kibert admits he had something against one of the employees there, but he still denies having any involvement in the incident.

"That wasn't true. That wasn't how I get even," said Kibert in a jailhouse interview. "It wouldn't be no skunk, lord no. Why didn't it spray me? Even if I did and had to and walked away, it would have got me."

Despite his denial, Kibert has still been charged with criminal mischief.

The case is expected to go to the grand jury.

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