Man Receives Jail Time for Clogging Toilets

July 9, 2019

Many a janitor faced with the aftermath of a clogged toilet has wished for retribution against people who put objects in commodes in public restrooms, causing overflows and damage. A 35-year-old man with a compulsion for clogging toilets has been sentenced to 150 days in prison, the Sheboygan Press reports.

Patrick Beeman will report to jail each day after work. In addition, he will pay more than US$5,500 in restitution, not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol or any controlled substances, and complete 100 hours of community service.

Beeman received the sentence after being found guilty of putting a plastic water bottle in a toilet in the women’s restroom at Deland Community Center in Sheboygan, Wis., causing an overflow. Managers at temp agencies that employed Beeman told police that the man had a history of damaging toilets at companies where he was placed. Beeman was linked to at least 10 similar toilet-clogging incidents, each resulting in about $200 in damage.

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