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Man arrested for allegedly pooping in suburban Philly library

Police asked the community for help in identifying the library pooper.

Surveillance shot of the alleged suspect.Lower Merion Police

A man who allegedly defecated in a public library in Lower Merion Township has been apprehended by police, Patch reports.

Police reportedly posted surveillance footage of the suspect — who cops say committed the crime at Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr —on their Facebook page and asked the community for help in finding him.

People answered the call for help and reportedly identified the man.


The Investigations Unit would like to thank our FB friends for your partnership. A tentative identification has been made in the case of criminal mischief at Ludington Library.

Posted by Lower Merion Police Department on Monday, January 25, 2016

In the midst of the potty humor comments that were posted, one pointed out that the suspect may have issues.

“I am glad they identified him. We should have some sympathy. He clearly has a problem,” the commenter wrote.

"Our investigators will work through all issues present and proceed with empathy and integrity,” police replied to the concerned commenter. “We will pursue justice in a way that protects the public and considers the totality of the circumstance.”

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

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