Colorado Springs police search for "mad pooper" who dumps and runs

Colorado Springs police search for

Cathy said this has been a weekly occurrence for the past seven weeks - she leaves behind human waste at least once a week, and they've caught her in the act twice.

Police are searching for a woman who has been named "the Mad Pooper", after repeatedly doing her business while jogging through the neighborhood of Colorado Springs.

According to the Budde family, there are plenty of restrooms less than a block away from where the woman is running, and so believe "this is intentional".

She confronted the woman, asking, "Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?"

The mystery woman even did it in front of children.

However, Mrs Budde says the jogger has continued with her disgusting routine.

She then posted fliers addressed "to the female jogger that continuously uses our walkway as her toilet" all around her neighborhood requesting the woman to stop. It's clearly on goal because the runner carries napkins in her pocket for wiping.

"It's not like it's private", Budde told KKTV. Budde and her family have had enough. "People can see you". "So I thought for sure she's mortified".

The jogger could face charges of indecent exposure and public defecation. But they hope someone can help identify her.

Black said police, who were notified about the defecating runner over the weekend, are now trying to identify the woman.

"I put a sign on the wall that's like, 'please, I'm begging you, please stop, '" she added.

She has appeared to take a dump outside the Budde family's house "a number of times" but has also raised a stink at "other locations" in the area, he said.