A man claiming to be the “spokesman” for the so-called Mad Pooper posted two videos, trying to explain her actions.
He won’t identify himself or the jogger, only calling her “Shirley,” and said he is speaking on her behalf.
He said Shirley is sorry for desecrating people’s lawns but claimed her actions are not her fault. He said she has a traumatic brain injury and after gender reassignment surgery, can no longer control herself.
The “spokesman” also claimed that her actions are protected under the First Amendment and the government cannot control where and when she relieves herself. He compared the action to breastfeeding in public.
The “spokesman” refuses to answer KRDO’s many questions to verify his identity or find out if he is actually speaking on the jogger’s behalf, but we went to a lawyer to see if his claims would hold up in court.
Criminal Defense Attorney Jeremy Loew said they are bogus.
“Defecating in someone’s yard is definitely not protected under the First Amendment and it is actually a crime,” Loew explained.
Loew even said that she could be facing indecent exposure charges, which might land her on the sex offender registry.
Loew added that if the video is actually coming from the woman at the center of the controversy, it was a bad move.
“This is actually the worst thing the family could do,” he said. “Maybe they thought the videos would make the situation go away, but they won’t. People all over the world are talking about this, and police will catch her. The man in the video will also have to be called into court to testify.”
People living near the area where the woman has been leaving her mark are outraged, especially after the claims that the public defecation is comparable to breastfeeding.
“I breastfed all of my four children and that’s just ridiculous, as far as I’m concerned,” neighbor Shirley Thevenot said. “There is no comparison between those.
Resident Julie Teffetteller agreed.
“Breastfeeding is nourishing your child — you’re doing something to take care of someone — but pooping in someone’s lawn is only damaging,” she said.
Most people KRDO talked to thought the videos were not a good explanation and didn’t feel any more sympathy after watching them because the woman has done the deed multiple times, multiple weeks in a row.
And Loew didn’t think the videos would make police, a judge or a jury, think any differently, either.
Police continue to follow up on leads about her identity.
We originally had the video embedded into this story, but the poster has since removed it from YouTube.