The wife of a deputy fire chief allegedly left about 50 pounds of human feces outside her local police department and refused to clean it up.
Mindy Jeanette Stephens, 46, was arrested Thursday after taking “human shit” in front of the Electra Police Department in Texas, authorities said.
An officer watching the station’s surveillance cameras saw “someone placing something outside the frontlines” and went to investigate the matter, according to a Law & Crime affidavit.
“He went outside to see what was going on and discovered three five-gallon buckets of what appeared to be human waste,” the affidavit reads.
“He saw a person in an all white hazmat suit with a yellow mask walking back to a tan SUV with a trailer. He tried to ask what they were doing and a woman stated that the buckets were human feces and she would deliver them.
“Then she got in the vehicle and drove away.”
The officer then told a senior lieutenant who reviewed the security footage and apparently “recognized the voice as Mindy Stephens’ voice.”
Police Chief Terry Wooten informed City Manager Steve Bowlin of the incident and said Stephens was the deputy fire chief’s wife. Bowlin, who also serves as the local firefighter, apparently told Wooten he would order Stephens to “get the buckets or else she could be charged.”
But Stephens denied it, saying it was “not her problem,” the affidavit said.
Stephens was charged with the misdemeanor of illegally dumping more than five pounds and less than £500. She was released after posting $2,000 bail on Friday. Her motive was not immediately known.
It wasn’t Stephens’ first encounter with law enforcement. In 2020, she was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly using a bunch of keys to attack a man. She pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of assault and served a short sentence.
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