Every once in a while, a new story breaks through all the worry and malaise burdening the national consciousness, (and myself, in particular, which is really the only worry and malaise I can actually, honestly attest to).
This bright, glittery meteor of a human interest (?) story somehow—someway—against all news judgement and journalistic standards manages to rise above all the reporting on hurricanes, earthquakes, Fed rate machinations, GOP “healthcare” bills, and America’s slow, inexorable crawl towards mutually assured nuclear annihilation.
That shining beacon of story is the Mad Pooper story.
Perhaps you’ve heard of it? If not, let me enlighten you.
There is a woman—a jogger, even—in Colorado Springs who has chosen to defecate on a sidewalk in front of the same house on approximately seven occasions thus far. I say approximately, because honestly—who can say with absolute certainty? We just have the family-in-question’s version. It could have been more and they just didn’t notice it.
But they did eventually notice and even confronted the woman, who seemed oddly unrepentant and not at all slowed down by the discovery.
The press are, quite understandably having a field day with this poop-and-run story. Check out this USA Today story. My favorite bits:
Then the woman jogged away. She leaves only confusion, and also the paper towels that she wipes with.
Even in a world wrought with senseless violence, the Mad Pooper’s antics astonish. There’s a portable toilet at nearby John Venezia Community Park. A gas station not far from that.
BET had some funny nuggets (PUN: INTENDED)
However, for one Colorado Springs household, a human, exercising, pooping, bandit has been leaving her trace for weeks, and they are tired of her crap… literally.
Mediaite was feeling funny:
There’s a 99 percent chance that this will be the shittiest news story you read today.
And, crossing the finish line, Huffington Post, which has a photo of the Mad Pooper:
This runner keeps coming in turd place.
All I know is that the Mad Pooper has definitely got the Colorado Springs police on the run(s) (AGAIN: PUN: INTENDED).