A TV reporter was arrested after he allegedly defecated on the front lawn near the subject of his story’s home.
Jonathan Lowe, a reporter with KPHO, was arrested on Monday after a neighbor picking up his newspaper saw the 33-year-old leaning against a house and pooing.
Police say Lowe admitted to relieving himself in the front yard.
“I know what you want to talk to me about. I’ve been feeling very sick and I’ve been stuck in this van all day,” he said, according to the report.
“Those people who called on me just wanted to start problems.”
The woman who turned him in said she would have been happy for the reporter to use her toilet if he had knocked on her door.
While KPHO said on Wednesday that Lowe was still employed there the station referred to him as a “former employee” on Thursday.
Lowe was arrested for public defecation, and now faces a fine of $2500 or six months in jail.