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Lawn and Order: Police Urge Serial Pooper to ‘Seek Professional Assistance’ in Indiana


Police have caught an Indianapolis-area person known by people across proportional area premises as “the pooper.” The aptly-dubbed defecator has been dropping feces in Fishers, Indiana — and the person fingered was ferreted out by people discovering droppings on their lawns every few days. Tiny piles of toilet paper and unpleasant pellets of petulant poo have been scattered across three or four plots and parcels each week this summer, the denizens say.

The problem of an unknown, unnamed person plopping on neighborhood properties was also persistently present last summer.

The alleged miscreant’s excrement has forced citizens to claim the clean-up chores to capture and cast away the bowel movement messes a believed-to-be jogger jettisoned for someone else to muck out.

A plethora of placards demarking the scenes of these dastardly deeds failed to dissuade the defecation for days on end — and they were even featured in local television station WTHR’s dedicated dissemination of the details of the local dumps.

Local constables say they’ve now captured the unnamed craven culprit apparently caught on doorbell camera video crapping on the commons while out on her daily constitutionals.

The offensive and odious ordure will not reportedly result in any criminal ramifications for now, the Fishers Police Department said on Facebook. Both neighbors and the police identified the culprit as a female, but the authorities said at least one person has been “falsely accused” in the case — suggesting that they want the smooth moves left for them to handle:

Suspicious Activity Update: Fishers police have identified the person responsible for defecating in yards located in the Windermere Neighborhood. Officers encouraged her to seek professional assistance, and criminal charges may be still filed in the future.

The Fishers Police Department has been made aware of at least one individual who has been falsely accused in this case. We caution residents against sharing information, related to criminal investigations, that has not been verified by the police department.

Suspicious Activity Update: Fishers police have identified the person responsible for defecating in yards located in the…

Posted by Fishers Police Department on Thursday, July 22, 2021


Some neighbors who appeared on WTHR surmised for the suspect that a treadmill and a nearby toilet would have been a better option than being trounced by the entire town on account of one’s turds.

Authorities have not released the suspect’s name.

[Editor’s note:  this piece has been updated.]

[image via WTHR-TV screengrab]

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Aaron Keller holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. He is a former anchor and executive producer for the Law&Crime Network and is now deputy editor-in-chief for the Law&Crime website. DISCLAIMER:  This website is for general informational purposes only. You should not rely on it for legal advice. Reading this site or interacting with the author via this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. This website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Speak to a competent lawyer in your jurisdiction for legal advice and representation relevant to your situation.