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Pooping Cyclist Causes Fire July 23, 2015

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Gardening.

Wait, what?

Yep… he tried to burn his toilet paper, you know, for The Environment, and set the hillside on fire.

BOISE — Bureau of Land Management officials say a cyclist who couldn’t hold it is responsible for starting a fire that scorched more than 73 acres in the Boise foothills.

According to BLM spokeswoman Carrie Bilbao, a man was cycling in the foothills when he stopped to defecate in a ravine. Afterwards, the man tried to get rid of the waste by lighting his toilet paper on fire. The man apparently tried to bury the burning waste to extinguish it, but an ember spread to nearby dry grass.

“I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go,” Bilbao said.

Well, at least he owned up to the deed.

Bilbao said the man came forward and told the BLM he might be responsible for the blaze. The man’s story matched “evidence” found at the scene, according to investigators.

Protip: Don’t be burning toilet paper in dry grass on a hot day.



1. Retired Geezer - July 23, 2015

Yes it’s Idaho.

2. Tushar - July 24, 2015

Nothing causes greater harm than good intentions.

3. Lipstick - July 26, 2015

Oh my, just bury everything. I imagine toilet paper will degrade pretty quickly.

Haha, see? Environmentalism is bad.

4. lauraw - July 26, 2015

One of the funniest responses to this headline was on Twitter: “Damn those Ghost Peppers!” or something like that.

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