An enterprising Woodland Heights resident set up a camera in a tree in front of her home in order to capture images of the man who had been repeatedly pooping on the sidewalk and driveway of her residence and other homes in and around the 500 block of Byrne St. And . . . success! The animated image above, culled from surveillance footage provided to HPD and Channel 2 reporter Jennifer Bauer, shows the perpetrator in the act and its immediate aftermath — though, fortunately, the foreground leaves tastefully shield our view from most of the nastiness.
Bauer, though, provides helpful commentary:
“If you look closely in the upper left corner,” she notes, “those white things are pieces of paper towel. One homeowner tells Local 2 he brings them along to clean himself up, then leaves them behind on the sidewalk.”
Bauer reports that the man reportedly left more than 6 separate deposits in front of one home; typically, he does his business at night or early in the morning. Follow-on news reports have tagged the perpetrator a “serial defecator”; it’s likely the surveillance images will be more helpful than that M.O. alone in identifying him.
- Caught on camera: Man repeatedly going to the bathroom in people’s yards [Click2Houston]
- Houston Police Searching for Serial Defecator [NBC DFW]