For months, an unknown person has been defecating on slides at a park playground in Ypsilanti, Mich.
“This winter, it wasn’t necessarily a problem,” Ypsilanti City Council Member Pete Murdock told the Associated Press. “Now that the weather is getting warmer, we need to get a handle on it. No one wants to play in other people’s feces."
Local police and other city employees are checking the park slides daily for any signs of feces (video below).
“We have a problem in Prospect Park with a miscreant that does not understand the difference between a children’s playground slide and a toilet,” Police Chief Tony DeGiusti wrote in an email to officers. “Apparently this extremely misguided individual feels the need to defecate on the slide despite the cold weather.”
This week, Adams Outdoor Advertising in Ann Arbor, Mich., set up some billboards on Interstate 94 urging citizens to help catch the mystery pooper.
According to My Fox Detroit, the billboards state:
Help us flush the pooper #YPSIPOOPER.
Do your civic doody report the pooper. #YPSIPOOPER.
Help us catch the poopetrator #YPSIPOOPER.
Sources: My Fox Detroit and Associated Press