Pooping videos are a recent phenomenon uncovered by Fox 2 investigative reporter Chris Hayes and the Chesterfield, Missouri, police department.
As it turns out, you could be starring in one if you’ve recently used certain public restrooms in the Chesterfield area to do your business, particularly in this location:
Chesterfield Police arrested fellow officer David Cerna, a 33-year-old man allegedly responsible for using a hidden camera to record numerous pooping videos of other men, which he distributed to his pornographic website.
Hayes was able to use information from the video to locate Rob Cheney, one of the victims.
“When I saw myself pooping, I was just like you’ve gotta be kidding me,” Cheney said.
Hayes asked Cheney for a list of public restrooms that he’d used since moving to the Chesterfield area, to which Cheney replied, “I had to think because you don’t document everywhere you go to the bathroom, so it took me awhile to pinpoint where it was.”
Cheney feels victimized, but he is taking the violation in good stride. Speaking of his recent move to Chesterfield, he said, “Three weeks and I’m already on a poop cam pretty much. So three weeks and everybody’s seen me poop? That’s terrible. Hahaha.”
In addition to the pooping videos, Cerna admitted to luring about 50 men to his Wentzville home, offering oral sex through what he called a “gloryhole.” It was reported that he lured the men through a Craigslist ad, then secretly videotaped them entering his home and using his gloryhole.
Neighbor Kim Parker noted “suspicious activity” that she and some other neighbors had discussed in the days leading up to Cerna’s arrest.
“We were discussing how we had noticed a lot of suspicious cars at all different times of the morning and evening, always with Illinois license plates, circling the area, pulling in the driveway and then shortly after pulling back out,” Parker said.
Police Chief Ray Johnson commented on the man behind the pooping videos being one of their own, stating he was “shocked.”
“It was rather shocking of course and took a minute to sink in, but we realized the severity of it and just set out to deal with it immediately as we would with any other suspect,” he said.
As for our claim that “you may be the star” of one of Cerna’s pooping videos, consider this: the Fox 2 investigation started on the East Coast. These clips were distributed nationally, and while Cerna’s website has since been taken down, he had a broad reach, and he’s just one man in a country of 310 million capable of such madness.
Think about that the next time you sit down to use a public toilet. (And if you used a restroom in the Chesterfield area recently, then yes, you may definitely be the star of one.)