A woman, 51-years-old, has been arrested for ‘pooping at least eight times’ in a car parking lot of a sports goods store.
Police in Massachusetts have arrested a woman, as she has been accused of repeatedly defecating in the carpark of a sports goods store.
Andrea Grocer was caught early Wednesday morning in the car parking lot of Natick Outdoor Stores on North Avenue, using the floor as a toilet.
Grocer, who is from Ashland, was arraigned later that day on eight counts of wanton destruction of public property.
The bizarre case began back in December, when Henry Kanner, who is the owner of the store, began to notice that piles of faeces were turning up in the parking lot on more than one occasion.
Originally, he thought nothing of it as he believed it to be coming from an animal. However, there was the suggestion it was a human because there was toilet paper and wipes located close by.
In the hope of apprehending the suspect, police began to increase their patrols in that particular area and just before 7 am on Wednesday, they caught Grocer in the act with her pants down.
According to NBC10, the officer who caught Grocer on the parking lot wrote in his arrest report that he saw Grocer defecating out of the driver’s side of the door of 2018 Lincoln MKX SUV.
When Grocer realised she was being watched, she immediately began to drive off but was quickly pulled over by a cop who told her he had caught her in the act.
According to the report, Grocer insisted that she had had no choice because of her irritable bowel syndrome – a chronic intestinal disorder – and she needed to stop on her way home where she works as a nanny.
However, the officer responded by pointing out that Grocer had been closeby to many public restrooms, to which Grocer apologised and promised to never the parking lot as a bathroom again.
Grocer’s employer confirmed to officers that she always gave Grocer access to the bathroom at her home.
In her booking photo, it appears that the suspected vandal is sobbing.
Meanwhile, sports good store owner Henry Kanner is pleased that Grocer has been punished for her actions.
He told MetroWest Daily News: “I have no idea who she is.”
On Wednesday, during Grocer’s arraignment, Grocer’s lawyer described her as a “pillar of her community” but could not offer any explanation for her bizarre behaviour.
The 51-year-old is due back in court on March 2 and for now, has been released from jail without bail.
This may sound like a one-off occurrence, but there have been many other cases in the past where people have answered the call of nature outdoors in the most inappropriate places.
Former New Jersey school superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, 42, in October 2018 pleaded guilty to repeatedly pooping on the Holmdel High School property.
According to his attorney, his client suffers from “Runners Diarrhoea” which is a medical condition that affects his bowel movements when he goes for a run.
One of the images that have become available of Grocer reveals that she too is a runner, as she depicted in running gear with a racing bib attached to her shorts.
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