Last week, the frightened screams of her own children summoned Cathy Budde into her front yard. The kids shrieked that a woman was pooping in plain sight.
At first, Cathy didn't believe them, but she quickly found that the kids were not mistaken. There was indeed a woman squatting and defecating in front of her house. Cathy told KKTV that she thought it was just a bizarre, one-time incident. She assumed that the lady would surely never show her face in that part of town again.
But oh, was she wrong.
The lady, who has since been nicknamed 'the Mad Pooper,' has been showing a lot more than her face.
She’s been showing her behind all over town. The woman has been pooping in public places around town in the midst of her daily runs. Runs as in jogging runs. Not, uh, the other kind.
Sorry, we had to doo-doo that.
At first, Cathy assumed that the woman had to relieve herself so badly that she pooped on the sidewalk as a last resort.
That was not the case. The lady, seemingly unfazed and unashamed, keeps coming back to poop in front of Cathy’s house week after week. There is a public bathroom right across the street, and the Mad Pooper is making a clear choice not to use it.
The family has found a human poop in their front yard at least once every week for the past seven weeks.
That’s seven unwanted piles of feces, people. Seven poops too many. Cathy said she has caught the Mad Pooper in the act at least three times.
Cathy has tried leaving notes for woman, asking her to stop, but they haven't worked.
“I put a sign on the wall that’s like ‘please, I’m begging you, please stop,’ Budde said. “She ran by it like 15 times yesterday, and she still pooped.”
Cathy snapped a picture of the perpetrator as she fleed the scene. The Mad Pooper is a middle-aged brunette woman, who has been seen wearing a spandex running outfit.
It seems like the spandex would make things difficult...no?
Like, if you’re pooping in a speedy, high-stakes situation, where you may need to pull up your pants any moment, wouldn’t you want to choose something a little more breezy?
Cathy’s front yard isn’t the only place the Mad Pooper has used as a public toilet…