VANCOUVER, Canada — This just stinks.
Police in Canada say they are hunting for an arsonist who has repeatedly targeted portable toilets all over Vancouver.
The potty bandit struck for the ninth time since early December on Wednesday, torching a porta john in downtown Vancouver and sending a plume of foul-smelling smoke into the air, cops said.
“We have investigators currently working the case and trying to solve it (and) find out who this person is,” police spokesperson, Sgt. Jason Robillard, told CTV Vancouver.
Authorities said while it may seem funny, the fires pose a serious threat.
“It won’t be a joke when it burns down a building. It won’t be a joke when it kills or injures someone and it certainly won’t be a joke when that fire kills or injures a firefighter,” said Capt. Jonathan Gormick, spokesperson for Vancouver’s fire and rescue services.
Police have been urging anyone with a portable toilet to move them away from buildings overnight until the poop bandit is caught.