An alleged thief may face charges after reportedly breaking into a restaurant and taking items, in addition to leaving a pile of excrement on the floor.
Early in the morning on January 21, Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant in Fort Meyers, Florida, was reportedly robbed.
According to reports, the perpetrator entered the establishment after hours by shattering a window. While the person was there, they allegedly swiped alcohol and other items that belong to the restaurant.
Before the alleged robber left, he reportedly deposited a pile of poop in the middle of the floor.
The authorities were notified about the situation, and officers with the Fort Meyers Police Department collected and reviewed the restaurant’s surveillance video recordings.
In their search for the suspect, the police dubbed the man “Pooping Perpetrator” and released an announcement to the public asking for information about his whereabouts if they should come across him.
Just after 3:00 PM on January 24, a detective from the Fort Meyers Police Department who was working the Marine Unit received an alert about a man who had jumped into the Caloosahatchee River without any clothing on.
The man was retrieved from the river, and one of the officers believed he was the Pooping Perpetrator.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Lee County Jail. He may face charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, first-degree petit theft, and criminal mischief with damage to property for his alleged dirty deeds.
The man was held in lieu of a $70,000 bond. He is scheduled for a court date regarding the charges at the end of February.
It was reported that the man admitted to the allegations.
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