Colorado authorities are searching for a female jogger who keeps taking shits on a family’s lawn.
The unidentified suspect, dubbed the "Mad Pooper," has reportedly defecated in front of Cathy Budde’s Colorado Springs home multiple times in the past two months. Budde told KKTV 11 her children caught the woman in the act weeks ago. She was mid-squat with her shorts around her ankles.
"They are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like ... 'are you serious?'" Budde explained. "'Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?' She's like, 'Yeah, sorry!'"
The mother said she initially assumed it was an accident that would never happen again. Seven weeks and seven shits later, police are still trying to track down the Mad Pooper.
"Two other times we've caught her—caught her yesterday—she changed up her time a little bit because she knew I was watching," Budde said. "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."
Obviously, there is speculation that the series of drive-by dumps are completely intentional, but the family cannot think of a motive. Budde also points out that there are a number of public restrooms less than a block away from her house. She said other community members claimed to have seen the woman blowing mud in other public areas, including the backyards of other private homes and outside of a Walgreens.
"It's abnormal, it's not something I've seen in my career," Sgt. Johnathan Sharketti said. "For someone to repeatedly do such a thing ... it's uncharted territory for me."
Officers have asked Budde to take photos of the woman to help identify her. The jogger may face several charges of indecent exposure and public defecation.