Victor Ford, a 34-year-old Lincolnshire man is facing charges after he reportedly defecated on a dead hedgehog in the middle of the day with women, children, and an officer nearby.
According to Lincolnshire police, an officer spotted Ford squatting in the grass with his pants around his knees in a public area as he was driving by last July.
The officer stopped his patrol car, walked over to area, and found fresh human feces atop a deceased hedgehog.
There were two women and a child in the area that would have had a clear view of Ford during the incident. But that didn’t seem to bother Ford, who was reportedly intoxicated at the time.
When questioned about his restroom habits, Ford told detectives “When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go,”.
Ford was arrested and charged with public indecency. He initially pleaded not guilty but later admitted guilt with the promise of a more lenient punishment. He was ordered to pay a £200 ($315) fine for defecating in public, and a £15 ($24.56) victim surcharge, which in this case was the dead hedgehog.