A serial toilet clogger in Sheboygan has been sentenced to three years probation and 150 days in jail. Patrick Beeman, age 35, regularly clogged toilets using plastic bottles from April 2017 to March 2018. After he was caught, Beeman told officers he felt compelled to clog toilets.
Police believed that Beeman was responsible for as many as 30 cloggings. "Why do this? I do not know but if you help us find the person I will tell you. This is very strange…and gross, but that is the reality of life," the Sheboygan Police Department said in a press release while they were seeking Beeman.
Beeman said he stopped his regular clogging when he heard police were investigating the incidents. He was arrested in May 2018, according to a Facebook post from the SPD. Beeman was charged with 13 misdemeanors of criminal damage to property. The Sheboygan Press reports that seven of the charges were dropped in June. He was found guilty of the remaining five counts.
The judge went beyond the state's recommendation to sentence Beeman. While the state recommended a 30 day jail sentence for all counts, Judge Kent Hoffmann sentenced him to 30 days per count.
"I need to make things right and pray forgiveness every day," Beeman said at his sentencing.
In addition to the 150 days, Beeman will have to pay $5,500 in restitution and cannot be found in possession of alcohol for three years. He will also have to perform 100 hours of community service.