To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked.
“Stop pooping on bike path,” read two new signs along the trail. And no, it’s not a message directed towards pets.
Apparently joggers who poop along the path have been an increasing problem for Hampton over the past two years, the city’s Public Works supervisor Scott McKay told NBC station KWQC.
"When the individual does it, it does it right in the lane. It’s not on the center line. It’s not off on the grass," he said.
McKay said there's certainty the act is done by a human and not an animal because the culprit adorns it with toilet paper and leaves the same footprints.
So now he's taken matters into his own hands. In case the runners were under the guise that it was okay to use Mother Nature’s open roadways as their personal toilet, they now have a friendly reminder educating them otherwise.
McKay said he hopes the signs solve the problem.