Runner dubbed ‘The Mad Pooper’ terrorizes Colorado neighborhood

Add this one to the “runners behaving badly” file.

A runner has been terrorizing a neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by pooping (yes, pooping) on lawns.

Cathy Budde, who lives in a home that has been targeted several times, has dubbed the woman “The Mad Pooper.” Her children were the first to spot the subject in the act.

Witnesses say she’s soiled lawns in several parts of the neighborhood, although she brings her own paper towels to tidy up afterward. She’s paid no heed to a sign asking her to stop, and prefers yards to the portable toilet at a nearby park and the restroom at a gas station down the street, according to news reports.

The story has gone viral, and journalists are enjoying the opportunity for word play. The Huffington Post noted that the runner keeps “coming in turd place.”  Deadspin called it a case of “revenge pooping.”  USA Today took a stab at the article, but kept it mostly clean (and still hilarious.)

A woman dubbed “The Mad Pooper” has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood. Photo by Tom McCarthy Jr. for Austin American-Statesman

The report conjured up memories of another ill-behaving runner, who menaced the Steiner Ranch neighborhood off of Highway 620 in 2010.

That testy runner reportedly “plowed into” other walkers and runners on a sidewalk along Quinlan Park Road and chastised them if they were overweight. One victim of that “Rude Jogger” said the perpetrator bumped into her, then yelled, “If you would move your fat ass off the sidewalk, there would be enough room for both of us.”

After several incidents, someone in the neighborhood started a Rude Jogger group on Facebook called Fatsos Unite Now (FUN).

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