YPSILANTI, Mich. - A deviant defecator on the loose in Michigan? Yes, you heard right. Ypsilanti police say someone has been repeatedly pooping on a park playground.
If you've driven down I-94 in Ypsilanti over the past couple of days you may have seen billboards with the hashtag #YpsiPooper and some unusual pleas.
"Do your civic doody, that's my favorite. Report the pooper, and Help us catch the poopatrator and help us flush the pooper," said Todd McWilliams.
McWilliams, the general manager of Adam's Outdoor Advertising is behind the billboards. He said one of his employees suggested they put them up after they learned someone was pooping in Prospect Park.
What really got everyone talking was that out of everywhere someone could have deuced down in the large park, they chose to go on the kid's slide, leaving skid marks.
At Prospect Park people are making their own bathroom jokes and watching where they step.
"I look all over on the ground you know. I do what I like to think is my own personal duty for my community," said
And Ypsilanti police watching it all. They put up cameras and tell 7 Action News that as of Friday they have a person of interest.
Police say good police work gets the credit, but at Adam's Outdoor Advertising the hope is the notoriety that their billboards gave the so-called Ypsi Pooper discourages anyone thinking about going number two where they shouldn't.
"Having them not do it anymore is what we would like to have happen," said McWilliams.