Residents in an inner-city Melbourne suburb were left a nasty surprise this morning after a jogger was caught on CCTV defecating in a community garden.
The man, dressed in running clothes, was caught on security camera at about 6.50am using a public garden in Albert Park as his own personal toilet.
Footage of the incident shows the so-called “poo jogger” running up to the freshly planted garden bed and looking around before quickly dropping his pants and relieving himself.
After he is done he pulls up his pants and continues on his run.
Resident Shayne Whiteley maintains the community garden, which borders his property.
He initially set up the security camera to catch plant thieves and was horrified by what he saw when he checked the footage from this morning.
Mr Whitely told the Herald Sun that there was a public toilet just 50 metres away that the man could have used.
“I was just disgusted, mainly because the local kids all play in the little fairy garden and have a great time,” he said.
“I had to grab a shovel and clean it up, because the kids are in the garden all the time.”
This isn’t the first time a jogger has been caught on camera doing their business in the street.
Last year celebrity publicist Roxy Jacenko shared a series of videos on her Instagram showing a woman appearing to poo in the street outside her Sydney office.
Roxy asked her 247,000 followers: “Do you know who this person is?”
The woman quickly became known as the Paddington Poo jogger and people who knew her later revealed she deleted all her social media accounts due to the saga.
At the time Jacenko told news.com.au the woman had been relieving herself in the same spot multiple times a week for four weeks.
The incident was reported to NSW Police but the identity of the woman was never discovered.