A female jogger, dubbed “the Mad Pooper,” has been defecating in front of Colorado Springs homes and businesses for weeks.
Resident and victim Cathy Budde said the unidentified woman has been relieving herself in front of her home and her kids have even seen the runner with her pants down in front of their house.
“They are like, ‘There’s a lady taking a poop!’ So I come outside, and I’m like…’are you serious?’” Budde said. “‘Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry!’”
Budde said the incident happens every few days and the woman “changed up her time a little bit” from week to week because she knows she’s being watched. Budde has even taken matters into her own hands, but to no avail. “I put a sign on the wall that’s like, Please, I’m begging you, please stop. She ran by it like 15 times yesterday, and she still pooped.”
The police asked Budde to photograph the woman to help identify her.
An Act Of Premeditation
According to the family, there are plenty of public restrooms nearby, but the jogger has opted to do her business on lawns in the neighborhood. Her issues don’t seem to be the product of some bad IBS or GI issues, either—she reportedly brings her own toilet paper, so her actions are indeed premeditated. She has even been spotted squatting behind a nearby Walgreens, instead of taking advantage of the store’s facilities.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is now searching for the mysterious woman. If caught, she faces charges of indecent exposure and public defecation.
“It’s abnormal; it’s not something I’ve seen in my career,”said Colorado Springs Sgt. Jonathan Sharketti. “For someone to repeatedly do such a thing…it’s uncharted territory for me.”