Police: Man has pooped on, and in, 19 Akron cars since 2012
A man has wandered the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron pooping on - and inside - at least 19 parked cars during the last three years.
Akron police say this man was caught by a camera defecating on someone's car. At least 18 neighbors have reported that someone pooped on their car since 2012.
On Tuesday, however, a resident took a photo of a man pooping on his latest car in the 2900 block of Cory Avenue. Police are working to identify him.
Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said the man has mostly targeted residents of the Castle Homes area during the last six months.
The man on Tuesday pooped on the hood of the car, but Edwards said in other cases he's smeared excrement on door handles. When the car doors were unlocked, the man pooped in the passenger seat of the car.
Some residents had their car pooped on multiple times, which was the case Tuesday, Edwards said.
In nine of the cases, including once on Jan. 22, the person whose car was pooped on did not want to make a full police report. They instead wanted to alert police patrolling the area.
In the nine other cases before Tuesday, residents reported the incidents to police. Here is a synopsis of those reports:
Oct. 15, 2014: A 19-year-old man told police someone defecated on the hood of his car and smeared the poop across the hood and on the handles of his 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier parked in the 2800 block of Cory Avenue.
July 15, 2014: A 30-year-old man reported that someone pooped on the hood of his 1991 Chevrolet Camaro and smeared it across his hood and passenger side mirror. The car was parked in the 800 block of Carnegie Avenue.
Dec. 3, 2013: The father of a 16-year-old girl reported that someone pooped on his daughter's car for the third time. The car was parked in the 1000 block of Carnegie.
Oct. 1, 2013: A 25-year-old woman reported someone put feces on the hood of her 2002 Toyota Celica that was parked in the 1200 block of Carnegie Avenue. The woman told police it was the third time she found poop on her car.
Sept. 4, 2013: A 43-year-old woman reported someone pooped on the hood of 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier and smeared it on the door handles. The car was parked in the 1000 block of Carnegie Avenue.
Aug. 14, 2013: The same 25-year-old woman from the Oct. 1 report told police someone defecated on her car parked at the same location.
Dec. 19, 2012: A 32-year-old woman reported that someone threw feces on the hood of her 2002 Mitsubishi Galant parked in the 1300 block of Carnegie.
Dec. 5, 2012: The same woman from the Dec. 19 report told police someone put feces on the hood of her car.
May 15, 2012: A 27-year-old man reported that someone pooped on the passenger side door of his 2000 Toyota Celica. The man told police this was the second time he found someone pooped on his car. "The excrement did not cause any damage to the car," the police report says, "but it did cause a big mess."