“Mad Pooper” Wanted For Repeatedly Defecating In Front Yards

Published September 19, 2017
Updated April 23, 2023

"There's plenty of public restrooms less than a block away from where she's targeting. This is intentional."

Mad Pooper


A Colorado woman is accused of repeatedly pooping on the lawns of homes and parks she jogs past.

KKTV reports that police are on the trail of a jogger in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that has allegedly been defecating on the lawns of people in the neighborhood she jogs past, in plain view of residents and their children.

One family that has been affected by the defecating jogger has dubbed the woman “The Mad Pooper.”

Cathy Budde, a woman whose house “The Mad Pooper” has defecated in front of, said that her children alerted her when they saw a grown woman with her pants down, squatting on the sidewalk in front of their lawn.

“I was like ‘are you serious? Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?’ And she was like ‘Yeah…sorry,'” Budde recalled.

Mad Pooper Running

Budde/KKTVA photo of ‘The Mad Pooper’ taken by Cathy Budde.

Since that incident, the woman has continued to poop in front of Budde’s home, and around the neighborhood, about once every week.

“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,” Budde admits, defeated.


Budde/KKTVAnother photo of ‘The Mad Pooper’ taken by Cathy Budde.

The Budde family notes that this woman’s continued defecations are not out of necessity.

“There’s plenty of public restrooms less than a block away from where she’s targeting. This is intentional.”

Colorado Springs Lawn


Now, police have become involved, and are asking area residents to come forward with more information about the suspect known as the Mad Pooper.

“It’s abnormal, it’s not something I’ve seen in my career,” says Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Johnathan Sharketti. “For someone to repeatedly do such a thing…it’s uncharted territory for me.”

Despite this unknown motive, with photos of her already in police hands, and her modus operandi well known, the police should be able to bring “The Mad Pooper” to justice before she strikes again.

Next, read about the burglar identified by his fecal DNA after he used a victim’s toilet and didn’t flush. Then, learn about the 143 ton ‘fatberg’ clogging London’s sewer system.

Gabe Paoletti
Gabe Paoletti is a New York City-based writer and a former Editorial Intern at All That's Interesting. He holds a Bachelor's in English from Fordham University.
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Paoletti, Gabe. "“Mad Pooper” Wanted For Repeatedly Defecating In Front Yards." AllThatsInteresting.com, September 19, 2017, https://allthatsinteresting.com/mad-pooper. Accessed June 13, 2024.