The story of a jogger who has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood by defecating on people’s lawns went viral last month. But police still haven’t caught the woman responsible.
According to earlier reports, the search for the unidentified jogger started when a mom alerted police that the woman wouldn’t stop pooping near her home — right in front of her children.
Cathy Budde told KKTV:
“’Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry!’”
The Colorado Springs mom dubbed her the “Mad Pooper,” and her story has been spreading across social media ever since.
Colorado police shared the jogger’s image with hopes that someone from the public may be able to identify her. But since the story has gone viral, they say they’re receiving too many calls to keep up with.
According to Deadspin, the overwhelmed police department is now begging for the calls to stop.
They said that they’ve been receiving tons of calls asking for updates on the jogger, whom they have yet to identify. An officer told Deadspin:
“No, no updates. If something comes out, we’ll put it on Twitter and Facebook. In the big scheme of things we’d like to get her identified.”
They also addressed a number of strange videos that were posted online by a man claiming to be a spokesperson for the “Mad Pooper.”
According to earlier reports, the “spokesman” claimed that the jogger was transgender, and also suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Though it’s unclear if either of those things is even true, Colorado police said:
“We don’t know.”
Toilet paper company Charmin offered the woman a year’s supply of toilet paper to turn herself in, but that wasn’t enough to tempt her.
The Colorado Springs Police Department said that it will post any updates about the “Mad Pooper” to its Facebook page. In the meantime, it’s probably best to stop calling.
Watch KKTV’s coverage below: