Stories of the "Mad Pooper," a Coloradoan seen defecating on the property of fellow residents, have gone viral. Now, a "family representative" says that the jogger known for her inability to control her bodily functions is not a criminal but actually suffers from a brain injury, leaving her incapable of controlling this specific behavior.
According to The New York Post, an unidentified man seen in a since-deleted pair of YouTube videos who claims to speak on behalf of "Shirley" says that she is not able to control herself due to a trauma to her brain. The "spokesman" for "Shirley" also claims that she had previously undergone sex reassignment surgery and that her public acts are protected under the First Amendment — akin to breastfeeding. The spokesman has in no way been verified to speak on the behalf of "Shirley" (if that even is her name).
"Defecating in someone's yard is definitely not protected under the First Amendment and it is actually a crime," said Criminal Defense Attorney Jeremy Loew, who noted that she may be charged for indecent exposure.
"This is actually the worst thing the family could do," added Loew of the spokesman's attempts to protect "Shirley."
"Maybe they thought the videos would make the situation go away, but they won't. People all over the world are talking about this, and police will catch her," Loew continued. "The man in the video will also have to be called into court to testify."
"Breastfeeding is nourishing your child -- you're doing something to take care of someone -- but pooping in someone's lawn is only damaging," said resident Julie Teffetteller, reacting to the situation.
Police are still currently attempting to identify the person seen defecating.
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