A cyclist has been filmed defecating in the driveway of a ritzy home after making a pitstop during her morning bike ride.
The woman was caught in the unsanitary act by security cameras set up outside the house at Brighton, in Melbourne’s south-east, on Thursday.
The cyclist, wearing a bike helmet, is seen casually walking through the open gates of the driveway.
A cyclist has been filmed defecating in a driveway of a ritzy home after making a pitstop during her morning bike ride
The cyclist, wearing a bike helmet, is seen casually walking through the open gates of the driveway
She then turns her back to the side bushes, pulls down her pants and relieves herself.
She briefly inspects the poo, lifts her pants back up and makes her getaway.
A disgusted homeowner uploaded footage and photos of the woman to Reddit and Facebook.
‘Please lemme know who did a (poo) in my driveway,’ he wrote.
Social media users have been quick to air their disgust and disbelief.
‘When she didn’t give a s*** but literally did,’ one person wrote.
Another person added: ‘Just cyclist things.’
Some social media users were even impressed at how rapidly the woman had relieved herself.
‘That’s disgusting and also impressive,’ one person wrote. ‘Some F1 pit crew tier speed.’
‘Gotta give it to her,’ another person wrote. ‘The efficiency in which she snapped it off really is quite impressive though.’
She briefly inspects the poo, lifts her pants back up and makes her getaway (pictured, the scene of the unsanitary crime)
In 2018, a man who repeatedly defecated near a Brisbane apartment block was identified as a corporate executive
It is the latest in a string of public defecation incidents in Australia, including a business executive who was famously caught relieving himself repeatedly while on morning jogs.
Psychologist Dr Grant Brecht said possible motivations for poo jogging behaviour include vindictiveness, the ‘thrill’ of it, mental illness – and, obviously, stomach issues.
‘One reason is they may actually need to go to the loo – they’ve got a bout of diarrhea or something. Let’s not exclude that,’ Dr Brecht said.
‘If we’re talking about recidivists, who do it quite regularly … it can also be a ‘get back’ (at someone).
‘Something has happened and “cop this”. It’s kind of, “I’m going to poo all over you”.’
Dr Brecht said a more ‘alarming’ explanation is the result of an obsessive-compulsive or anxiety disorder.
Sydney PR maven Roxy Jacenko published video of an alleged ‘poo jogger’ leaving a mess close to her business in Paddington, inner Sydney, in 2019
‘(That is) where a person believes if they don’t do this, if they don’t continue to do it, something bad is going to happen to them or a family member.
‘Or they’ll bring bad luck on themselves or others and then get these compulsive thoughts and obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around needing to do this in the same spot everyday.
‘It’s a similar sport of thing to people not wanting to step on cracks, a superstitious thing.’
A third explanation is that the ‘poo joggers’ enjoy the sheer thrill, or relief, from the brazen act.
‘They take a risk and they get a buzz,’ said Dr Brecht.
‘It can have that element, as does any sort of addictive behaviour associated with an emotional and physiological high.
‘They get an adrenalin rush – it’s like having an gambling addiction or a sex addiction.’
The so-called ‘Pyrmont Pooper’ was caught on CCTV twice defecating near a Sydney bottle shop last year