Saturday, October 22, 2011

No need to call the 81st Precinct...

Here's the photographer's side of the story:
Around 4ish I decided to head to the office of the Mail Online and file my pictures. As I left the north side of the park I heard a man running to catch up with two police officers, who where walking in the opposite direction to me, yelling: “Officer, you've got do something, there's a guy taking a shit on a patrol car”. In less that 10 strides from the park facing the McDonalds was indeed what appeared to be a middle aged man emptying himself with no great haste, up against the back end of an NYPD police car.

The two Police Officers who had been dutifully informed by a member of the public simply shrugged their shoulders and walked away. I ducked into a phone box and snatched a few shots of the scene playing out before me. The defecating man, oblivious to my presence, then wiped himself accordingly and strolled into the Mcdonalds as if nothing was the matter.

I was expecting a Police response any second, but it never came.

I'll start by saying this wasn't a set up. I didn't hire some random guy to pebble dash a patrol car. This isn't a cut and paste photoshop job. This isn't staged in any way. And this isn't a right wing/Tea Party conspiracy. Seriously! The bare fact is a grown man of his own accord, really did empty his bowels on a Police car in broad day light on the peripheral of a political protest. And by sad coincidence I was there to capture it. (The time of the incident was approximately 4.30pm)

and a better copy of the picture.

Note the van does have the 718 prefix on it. Area code 718 is a New York City telephone area code (overlaid by area codes 347 and 917) in the boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as the Marble Hill section of Manhattan.

I don't see any visible signs of protesters either.

Of course, the only true test is to contact the 81st Precinct.


  1. While we cannot see the offending individual's face......that doesn't appear to me to be 'a middle aged man' from what we can see.

    Nor is there any indication that this was a protester - no sign, no proximity to a crowd of protesters, etc. Even the photographer asserts the cops had no problem with this....which should be a public sanitation offense at the very least, of some kind. We have no way of knowing, for example, if this was some local drunk who just stumbled out of a bar or an ally, who was behaving badly, with no connection to anything else.

    Most of all there appears nothing which would identify when or where this took place. If there are other photos in this claimed series that provide that information, I haven't seen them. If someone else has those photos on line, please provide them here.

    Multi-sourcing = someone else independently verifies this taking place - the who, when and where.

  2. No feces.

    Man is not shitting on car. Man is appearing to be thinking about shitting on car.


    "...update to her blog post, Taylor shares more details about her conversations with the Daily Mail. She writes that a picture editor, Stefan Jeremiah, who is based in NYC, reached out to her. "Stefan first explained it was 'human error', to which I replied, 'I thought you'd say that'."

    is from here (

    He works for the Daily Fucking Mail.

  3. So, clearly this is NOT a reliable news source.

    I think we DO still need to contact the 81st, for official confirmation or refutation. The 81st I will believe; the Daily Mail, not so much.

  4. Well, the fact that Stefan Jeremiah works for the Daily Mail explains quite a bit. The Mail is known for its lack of journalistic ethics.

  5. You know, the last time I was in NYC, approximately a year ago, I was walking down St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A around 4 in the afternoon. It was a nice warm autumn day. I realized there was a man in a doorway taking a dump on the street! People were on the street trying not to look but shrinking away in disgust...truth be told, the guy wasn't protesting anything, he was absolutely drunk.
    The only thing I can say for sure about the picture is that the guy, who face is obscured is way too skinny to be Glenn Beck.

  6. The only thing I can say for sure about the picture is that the guy, who face is obscured is way too skinny to be Glenn Beck."

    Unless he's in the process of losing his shit. Remove all of the shit from Glennie Bek and all ya got left is a belt buckle and a brush cut.

  7. I just talked to William Jenkins at the 81st Precinct community affairs office.

    He said that there was no way to verify this picture, but he would look into it.

    I emailed him the photo and await his response.