PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Southeast Portland business owner is working to find a man seen defecating near his office several times in the past month.
Now, police are involved in the case.
Officers say the man pictured in flyers posted around the city has officially been called a suspect.
“I think it’s really gross and shocking,” Britni Smith said. “I don’t know what to say about it.”
Many Southeast Portland residents want to know the circumstances behind the man who has been captured doing his business outside a building near SE 58th and Powell.
“I find it interesting that he has toilet paper with him, it’s very pre-planned,” Catrina Salazar, who works nearby at Phix Hair Studio, told KOIN 6 News. “You just don’t really know what to expect around here. People, they like do their own thing, they kind of march to the beat of their own drum.”
The business owner said the latest incident happened over the weekend. Since it wasn’t the first offense, he decided to deem the suspect the ‘Portland Pooper’.
Now that police have formally identified the man as a suspect, his face is being shown for the first time.
Flyers and posters with his face have been posted around the neighborhood.
The man could face offensive littering charges.
If you have any information regarding his identity, please call police.