BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – It’s really not how you want your day to go.
Drivers noticed something strange falling from the back of a dump truck on U.S. 50 near Brownstown, Indiana Wednesday. One of the other drivers who noticed something was disgustingly amiss was an Indiana State Police officer, who pulled over the driver.
The offending material turned out to be poop — processed human waste that had fallen on the road thanks to an unsecured gate.
ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles tweeted about the incident late Wednesday night.
“Today, troopers responded to U.S. 50 near Brownstown after a dump truck with an unsecured gate dumped processed human waste on a 3/4 mile stretch of the roadway,” Wheeles wrote.
He added that the incident caused a brief inconvenience to traffic and that the company cleaned up after itself.
“The product was deemed environmentally safe,” Wheeles wrote.
It’s the second time this week that the sergeant has gotten a fair amount of attention on social media—although the “poop truck” hasn’t found nearly the reach of his tweet about the state’s “slowpoke law,” which has more than 30,000 retweets and 89,000 likes.
The sickening spill was also nothing in comparison to what an Alabama community went through after a stinking train loaded with 10 million pounds of human waste became stranded for months.