Poo jogger caught with his pants down

 

An Albert Park 'iso garden' copped a little more manure than expected this morning, when a so-called 'poo jogger' was caught on camera defecating in a garden bed.

A man, dressed for a jog, was caught on CCTV at 6.49am on Wednesday morning pulling down his running tights and appearing to defecate on a kerbside garden.

Albert Park resident Shayne Whiteley maintains the small public garden that abuts his property, and had previously installed the surveillance camera to catch green-thumbed thieves stealing plants.

Mr Whiteley told the Herald Sun he was completely shocked to see the footage as he'd been during a lot of gardening during lockdown.

"I was just disgusted, mainly because the local kids all play in the little fairy garden and have a great time," he said.

"There's a public toilet 50 metres away, and the bloke didn't even wash his hands.

"I had to grab a shovel and clean it up, because the kids are in the garden all the time.

"At first I was grossed out but now we're laughing about it - my wife hasn't stopped laughing all day."

CCTV captured a person appearing to defecate on a front garden.
CCTV captured a person appearing to defecate on a front garden.

The footage shows the man, dressed in what appears to be 2XU running tights and a down jacket, place his mobile phone and drink bottle down on the garden bed in preparation.

He then stands on the cobblestones in the gutter, rolls down his pants and rests against some upstanding plants while he appears to defecate.

He rolls his tights back up and continues on his merry way.

The fairy garden is lovingly maintained by Shayne Whiteley and his neighbours. Picture: Shayne Whiteley
The fairy garden is lovingly maintained by Shayne Whiteley and his neighbours. Picture: Shayne Whiteley

The garden is right on a busy road, and Mr Whiteley said he couldn't believe someone would choose to relieve themself in such a public place.

"We're near a busy main road and a very popular running track, so it's so bizarre that he'd choose that spot," he said.

"You hear these stories and you laugh about it wondering why they do such a thing, so it's strange to have it in your front yard.

"The thing that disappointed me the most is that we take such good care of that garden, myself and other locals have bought plants to fix it up into a fairy garden.

"So for someone to do this is annoying, but we're seeing the funny side too."

The inner-city leafy green locale of Albert Park is the latest in a series of suburbs plagued by poo joggers, with celebrity publicist Roxy Jacenko recently outing a serial defecator in the swank Sydney suburb of Paddington.

sophie.welsh@news.com.au

Originally published as Albert Park poo jogger caught with his pants down


Muddies score record-breaking win for second week in row

Premium Content Muddies score record-breaking win for second week in row

Landslide victory continues the Bowen squad’s streak of success

Drugged-up, asleep at the wheel: Driver’s dangerous head-on

Premium Content Drugged-up, asleep at the wheel: Driver’s dangerous head-on

Drugged-up driver leaves victim with ‘severe injuries’ after head-on crash

Nine major items to be discussed at today's council meeting

Premium Content Nine major items to be discussed at today's council meeting

From a new sculpture in Proserpine to door knocks for dog inspections, take a look...