Notorious "Akron Pooper" Appears To Have Been Driven Underground By Media Coverage

The notorious “Akron Pooper” appears to have been scared straight.

It has been six months since the serial civic menace last defecated upon, or in, vehicles parked on the streets of Ohio’s fifth-largest city, according to police.

Investigators believe that the suspect--a middle-aged white male--is responsible for the vile vandalizing of at least 20 autos since 2012. The “Akron Pooper” usually struck in the predawn hours in the city’s Castle Homes neighborhood.

In early-March, cops circulated the above image of the suspect, which was snapped by a man whose daughter’s vehicle had been pooped on several times. The perpetrator was photographed with his pants at his knees as he hovered above the woman’s 2004 Dodge Neon.

But since cops began publicizing the repulsive spree in a bid to get the public to help identify the man, the “Akron Pooper” has gone underground. Akron Police Department spokesperson Lt. Rick Edwards said no arrests have been made, “nor have we had any more incidents reported since the photos were released.”

While investigators have received multiple tips on the pooper that have not panned out, citizens can still drop a dime to police at (330) 275-2552.