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Revenge Poop Misses Target, Say Cops

Austin Purifoy (Dona Ana County Sheriff)

Austin Purifoy (Dona Ana County Sheriff)
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (CBS) It's not clear exactly what "Desiree" did to anger Austin Purifoy of Las Cruces, N.M. but it was apparently bad enough to make Purifoy want to befoul the backseat of her car - but not mad enough to be sure he picked the right car, according to police.

Purifoy, 18, was indicted March 25 for allegedly breaking into a car he thought belonged to his ex-girlfriend, known only as Desiree, and allegedly defecating in the backseat. He also faces charges of damage to private property for allegedly using the same brick he used to break into the car to break a storefront window.

According to the police report, the owner of the car - remember it's not Desiree - was walking to his car when he spotted a strange man in his backseat pulling up his pants. When the car's owner confronted the stranger, the man in the backseat allegedly said "This is your car? I thought this was Desiree's car," before running away, according to the Las Cruces Sun.

Police also discovered a cinder block that had been thrown through the glass door of a business a few yards away from where the Honda had been parked. Footprints leading from the door to the Honda were later found to match Purifoy's shoes, which had a distinctive dot and circle pattern, the paper reported.

Puifoy was arrested a short time later - police found him hiding in a ditch. His excuse for being there: He didn't want Desiree to see him smoking.

Purifoy is charged with two counts of criminal damage to property and breaking and entering on March 11.

  • Carlin Miller

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