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Colorado cops search for jogger dubbed "The Mad Pooper" 01:20

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde told CBS affiliate KKTV her children first alerted her to the woman she's dubbed "The Mad Pooper," who caught the jogger in the act weeks ago. Budde said the woman apologized after she questioned her.   

"They are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like ... 'are you serious?'" Budde recalled. "'Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?' She's like, 'Yeah, sorry!'"

But she says the jogger has left something behind on her runs at least once a week for the past seven weeks.

"Two other times we've caught her -- caught her yesterday -- she changed up her time a little bit because she knew I was watching," Budde said.

A jogger accused of defecating in front of a Colorado Springs, Colorado home on multiple occasions in August and September 2017. CBS affiliate KKTV

Police have asked Budde to take pictures of the woman so they can try to identify her. Budde even put up a sign asking the woman to stop. She says there are public restrooms in the area and is baffled as to the woman's possible motive.

"There's plenty of public restrooms less than a block away from where she's targeting," Budde said. "This is intentional."  

Charmin Offers Year Supply of Toilet Paper to "The Mad Pooper"

As an incentive to turn herself in, toilet paper company Charmin offered the mysterious "Mad Pooper" a year's supply of toilet paper to "help her with her 'runs.'"

"We'll do what it takes to wipe away this messy situation," Charmin joked in a tweet on Wednesday.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said an active investigation is ongoing. They say the suspect could face charges of indecent exposure and public defecation.

"It's abnormal, it's not something I've seen in my career," Sgt. Johnathan Sharketti told KKTV. "For someone to repeatedly do such a thing ... it's uncharted territory for me."

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