Serial toilet-clogger jailed

2019-07-02 14:23
Toilet pot. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

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An American man has been sentenced to 150 days in jail after intentionally clogging the women’s bathroom at his workplace.

Patrick D Beeman (26) from Wisconsin in the US, was convicted of five counts of criminal damage to property after a police investigation found he’d been using water bottles to create blockages in the women’s restrooms at his workplace, Fox News reports.

"I need to make things right and pray for forgiveness every day," said Beeman in court Monday, 1 July.

The young man, who was sentenced to 150 days in jail and three years of probation, allegedly told the local police that he’d get “very strong urges” to clog toilets, New York Post reports.

According to a criminal complaint, Beeman – dubbed “the serial toilet-clogger” – was uncovered after police officers found the women's bathroom at Deland Community Centre clogged with plastic bottles.

When cops spoke to the serial toilet clogger’s manager, he revealed that he received similar complaints at another location where Beeman had been working, according to court documents.

There were reportedly 10 similar complains since 2017, Sheboygan Press reports.

The man later told cops he stopped clogging toilets when he found out there was a criminal investigation.

Judge Kent Hoffmann sentenced Beeman to 30 days for the five counts of criminal damage to property. He also has to pay $5 500 (around R77 900) for the damage he caused.

Sources: Fox News, New York Post, Sheboygan Press

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