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Police Hunt For 'Mad Pooper' Jogger

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Police in Colorado are on the hunt for a female jogger accused of defecating on a family's lawn each week for nearly two months.

Dubbed the "Mad Pooper," the woman was first caught relieving herself by Cathy Budde's stunned children seven weeks ago, HuffPost reports.

"They are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like ... 'are you serious?'" Budde told KKTV. "'Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?' She's like, 'Yeah, sorry!'"

Later, Budde put up a sign in her Colorado Springs yard explicitly asking her to stay away, but the woman refused to comply. She continued to defecate on the family lawn's once every week and comes carrying toilet paper.

"I put a sign on the wall that's like, 'Please, I'm begging you, please stop,'" said Budde, the Daily Mail reports. "She ran by it like 15 times yesterday and she still pooped."

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"Two other times we've caught her -- caught her yesterday -- she changed up her time a little bit because she knew I was watching," Budde added.

What's more, she also pooped in various others parts of the neighborhood.

Budde says she believes it is intentional as there are public restrooms nearby.

Police say they are bewildered by the woman's behavior.

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"This isn’t behavior that we see on a routine basis," Lt. Howard Black of the Colorado Springs Police Department admitted.

"It's abnormal, it's not something I've seen in my career," added Sgt. Johnathan Sharketti. "For someone to repeatedly do such a thing ... it's uncharted territory for me."

If found, authorities say the "Mad Pooper" could face charges of indecent exposure and public defecation.

Police are asking the public to call if they know who the woman is.

News of the woman's unusual toilet habits amused many worldwide, who couldn't help but crack jokes in response.

"She likes to brag about how much weight she lost jogging, she just doesn't go into details," wrote one person in the Daily Mail's comments section.

"That must be what is meant by having the runs," joked another.

Others were less than entertained.

"What a beyond disgusting person!!!!" wrote one reader.

"I'm at a loss for words," commented another. "Mental illness is the only explanation that makes any sense to me." 

A few defended the "Mad Pooper."

"She may have a medical condition and there are no bathrooms around," speculated one.

Sources: HuffPost, KKTV, Daily Mail / Featured Image: Animaldetector/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Mike Baird/Wikimedia Commons, D Coetzee/Flickr

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