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Wash. man hides from cops in port-a-potty, covers self in human waste, police say

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(CBS) - Authorities say a Washington State man doused himself in liquid human waste and hid in a portable toilet after plowing his car into a condominium.

According to police, Longview resident Gordon Flavia, 56, got into his Jeep outside his condominium building Tuesday afternoon and reversed it through his neighbor's carport and into their bathroom, reports Longview publication The Daily News.

Luckily, no one was home at the time but neighbors heard the commotion.

The Jeep and carport were damaged then Flavia immediately fled on foot according to the Daily News report. Police found him hiding inside a portable toilet in a field north of Waste Control. He was soaking wet.

"We didn't know exactly what it was ... but it smelled bad,"  said Police Sergeant Doug Kazensky.

The Daily News also reports Flavia told officers he splashed himself with the contents of a bucket outside a portable toilet "because he thought the dogs were coming, and he was trying to throw off the scent," says Kazensky.

"It looks like alcohol was involved," said Longview Police Sergeant Ed Jones about the incident.

Flavia was reportedly taken to St. John Medical Center for minor injuries following the wreck. He could be charged with driving under the influence, depending on the outcome of toxicology tests taken at the hospital. He may also face hit-and-run charges.