NEW ORLEANS — Right outside his bar room in St. Roch, John Victorson has seen late nights turn into early mornings, but what happened recently has caught him off guard.
In recent weeks, neighbors said the problems have worsened. One neighbor caught a man — dressed as a woman — defecating on her steps Wednesday morning.
“Someone comes here almost every morning and poops,” said the women, who did not want to be identified.
She said it’s happened over a dozen times in the last month, and she thought it must be the same person over and over again.
“They’re very big, about 6 feet 1 inches and muscular,” she said. “I’ve seen three different wigs and tight pants, a variety of tops and a big bag.”
The homeowner has placed signs up, trying to dissuade the person responsible, and has filed two police reports.
New Orleans police said they are looking into the problem, which is unpleasant for residents in the area.
“Oh, it’s awful and disgusting to have to pull the hose out and hose it off. We’re right by the market and a lot of people have to pass down this street. A lot of people pass by here, walking dogs, and I have to drag the hose out and it makes me sick,” the woman said.
Victorson said he agrees with the woman.
“I wouldn’t be happy if it was happening to my house,” said Victorson.
He said he hopes that by bringing attention to the issue, a solution can be found.
“It’s plenty nasty
, more annoying than anything, but we’re trying to stop it,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.