The Budde family from Colorado Springs has spent weeks trying to get a woman they call "The Mad Pooper" to stop leaving dumps in their neighborhood, right outside of their house.
Cathy Budde said her kids caught the poop lady in mid-squat with her pants around her ankles:
"They are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like ... 'are you serious? Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?' She's like, 'Yeah, sorry!'"
The Budde family says that was just the first time they caught the runner pooping, but it won't be the last. She's been leaving her waste behind once a week for seven weeks now. Cathy added:
"Two other times we've caught her -- caught her yesterday -- she changed up her time a little bit because she knew I was watching."
The pooper is perplexing police, according to Colorado Springs Sgt. Johnathan Sharketti:
"It's abnormal, it's not something I've seen in my career. For someone to repeatedly do such a thing ... it's uncharted territory for me."
Officers have asked Cathy Budde to take pictures of the woman to help identify the culprit, who could face charges of indecent exposure and public defecation.
"I put a sign on the wall that's like 'please, I'm begging you, please stop.' ... She ran by it like 15 times yesterday, and she still pooped. There's plenty of public restrooms less than a block away from where she's targeting. This is intentional."