Michigan Police Search for Mystery Pooper

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    TK
    The mystery pooper is contaminating a playground in Michigan that looks much like this one.

    Whose poo is that?

    Ypsilanti, Mich., police are trying to solve a mystery of epic pooportions.

    Someone is defecating all over the children's play equipment at Prospect Park, specifically on a plastic slide.

    The mystery pooper has been spreading feces for about the last six months, according to Ann Arbor News

    “We have a problem in Prospect Park with a miscreant that does not understand the difference between a children’s playground slide and a toilet,” read a January email from Police Chief Tony DeGiusti to his department, according to Ann Arbor News. “Apparently this extremely misguided individual feels the need to defecate on the slide despite the cold weather. This has been an ongoing problem at this location. Please make frequent checks in the area and record them on your daily log.”

    The defecation has become so frequent that Ypsilanti police have turned to hidden video cameras to help catch the culprit. 

    Department of Public Works employees tasked with cleaning up the human waste with regularity say the deuce dropper only defecates at night. Community members say they'll consider staking out the park once the weather warms up.