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Angry onlookers turn tables on man over what he was doing inside porta-potty

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-05 18:24:22-04

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A homeless man became trapped in a portable toilet Thursday in Portland after police said bystanders were fed up with his disgusting display.

The incident happened under a bridge in Portland after police said onlookers became upset with the man.

Police said the man allegedly exposed himself inside the porta-potty toilet with the door open, so the onlookers tipped the toilet over and he became trapped inside.


"This is what happens" was scrawled on the porta-potty.

Police, who were dispatched to rescue him, said he will not be cited.

"And I think justice has been done, so I'm not going to cite him or anything,” said Sgt. Willie Halliburton with Portland police. “I'm just going to give him a stern warning about those kind of activities in the City of Portland -- and this is what happens when you do those activities."