Yale University students are being terrorized by what some students are referring to as a "poopetrator."
The university is tightening security in the residence halls in response to someone defecating in the laundry room of an on campus residence, the New Haven Register reports.
The Yale Daily News writes that "it took the physical delivery of the excrement to the Saybrook Master's Office to catch administrators' attention." At least four such incidents have occurred in the laundry room of the Saybrook College.
"We have asked our students not to leave their laundry unattended, the affected machines have been thoroughly disinfected, and we are actively seeking information about who the perpetrator might be," Saybrook Master Paul Hudak told the Daily News. "That's about all we can do."Students have taken to calling the hooligan a "poopetrator":
POOPETRATOR STILL AT LARGE: http://t.co/nP4PuDgLOu
Rumpus Magazine (@YaleRumpus) September 26, 2013
Yale sophomore Attila Yaman told WTNH students are taking turns keeping watch over their laundry to ensure the "poopetrator" is not able to soil their garments.
Lucy Fleming, another sophomore, summed up her feelings to the Daily News thusly: "I simultaneously wanted to throw up, cry and punch someone."
UPDATE, Oct. 4: The alleged "poopetrator" hung feces-stained clothes on the Yale campus and sent an anonymous email to the Yale Daily News with photos. One Twitter user posted a photo of the stained clothing line, before university employees began taking them down.
— Laura Londoño (@LondonoLaura) October 4, 2013