A Scottish chief councillor who voted earlier this year to shut down all public toilets in his district of South Lanarkshire was fined by police Saturday morning for hmm guess what pissing in the street. It’s a shame there were no public restrooms around for him to use.

Councillor Jackie Burns jumped out of a taxi line to answer the call of nature, but immediate thereafter, he had to answer the call of a police offer, who was probably all “sorry mate, yae should hae made it tae the pisher in time.”

“I was approached by police, who gave me a £40 fine which I have duly paid. I am embarrassed by the incident and have apologized,” Burns said, according to Yahoo News UK.

Burns said in May that the local loos would be closed as a cost-saving measure due to a $33 million cutback by the Scottish government.

The council was doubtless faced with some tough choices regarding cuts, but if we can learn anything from the cautionary tale of the shit-streaked Boschian hellscape that is downtown San Francisco, it’s that human beings don’t magically stop defecating once you take away their facilities.

[h/t BoingBoing]