Seattle police arrested a 31-year-old man after he burned a bag of his own feces behind the East Precinct.
The fire was set around 11 a.m. Sunday in an alley behind the precinct, according to police. Officers who went to investigate saw a man standing next to a burning paper bag, which was about three feet from several trash bins filled with trash and paper, police said.
After extinguishing the blaze, officers questioned the man and he admitted to starting the fire, police said.
The man told police he had just “taken a [poop] and was trying to burn the [poop] away,” police said. He also claimed to be unaware of laws prohibiting such behavior.
The man’s explanation was deemed crappy by police, who arrested the man and booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of reckless burning.
“A Seattle Fire Department crew mercifully came and hosed down the alley,” police said.