Man burns feces behind Seattle police station

Police Lights (KSN File Photo)
Police Lights (KSN File Photo)

SEATTLE (AP) — The No. 1 thing Seattle police officers noticed Sunday at the East Precinct station was a fire in the alley. The next thing was No. 2.

A man told officers he had just relieved himself and was burning the feces. He said he did not know starting a fire was illegal and thought he did nothing wrong.

Because there were nearby trash bins with paper, the 31-year-old man was arrested for reckless burning.

The online police blotter says firefighters put out the fire and hosed down the alley.

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt says there’s nothing in the report to indicate why the man thought burning human waste behind the police station was a good idea, but he was not referred for a mental evaluation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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