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Man tries to catch 'Poopertrator' plaguing University City neighborhood

Posted at 6:43 AM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 12:01:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Residents in a University City neighborhood are facing a strange issue that is affecting their way of life.

Some residents along the 8000 block of Gilman Drive say they constantly find what they claim to be human feces on their block.

"It's weird," resident Jeff Poindexter said.

Whoever is doing it seems to be doing it in a corner next to a fire hydrant, next to some trees. Poindexter is positive it's what he says it is.

"I walk a dog every day," he said. "Two times a day, I look at a dog's excretions, and it is not solid, to say the least. It's definitely not a dog; it looks like someone throws it out of a cup, almost."

Poindexter called the person "the Poopertrator," and that person has been leaving their calling card since Poindexter moved to the block in January.

"I'm not an environmentalist or anything," he said. "I just like walking my dog and I don't want to smell that."

One night, Poindexter stayed up, stood on his balcony and watched all the cars going by and saw a car stop. He jumped down to confront the driver, but that person drove off.

"You can tell it's a white car and a Prius, and I got a license plate," he said.

10News traced the license plate number Poindexter took down to a person and called them. That person said they were not the so-called "poopertrator" and claimed they didn't even own the described car.

Poindexter said the feces stopped showing up for about a week after he confronted the driver, but then some turned up again over the weekend.

He just hopes that person stops.

"It's the worst 'Scooby Doo' mystery of all time," he said.