For a while around 2004, someone was taking dumps on paper plates and then putting the plates and the dump in our garbage can, which sits in the front of our row house condo in CH. For a while, my condomates and I just assumed our garbage smelled really, really bad, particularly in the summer, but then I decided to wash the can out and discovered that it was human waste.
Why would someone go to the trouble of pooping on a paper plate – and then put it in the same garbage can over and over? It’s a head scratcher. It finally ended when we replaced the wood fence, which provided privacy, with a metal fence that provided zero visual privacy. Maybe that was it, or maybe the person moved on to another pooping ritual.