'I panicked about it and I needed to go' - Man who defecated outside shop made 'error of judgement'
A man who defecated twice outside a shop twice has apologised for his actions and said that he “panicked” on both occasions.
The man spoke to Independent.ie at work today where he insisted that he had no intention of going a third time when he was confronted by the store's owner this week.
The man appeared outside the Clever Buys shop on Clune Road on September 15 and 21 and was caught on CCTV pulling down his trousers and going to the toilet on the pavement before getting back into his car and driving away.
But in the early hours of Wednesday morning shop owner Alan Buckley got a call from a delivery driver to tell him the suspect had returned.
He confronted the man who later left without going to the bathroom.
Speaking to Indepedent.ie the man, who asked not to be named, said he had no intention of going to be toilet there on the third occasion but had just been parked there “changing my clothes before I went to work”.
“I sincerely apologised to the man in the shop. I had no intention of doing it a third time. I’m a customer in that shop since it opened. I’m in there regularly. I don’t know him personally, only to see. I have no grudge against him whatsoever,” the man said.
“It’s just something that came on me that I needed to go to the toilet, and I panicked about it and I needed to go. Then the same thing happened again. It's not about being sick or anything. I couldn't make it. I had to go and I panicked. I haven't anything against the owner of the shop. It's completely off the mark.”
“I know it was two times but I can't explain that myself at this moment,” he added.
Asked if it was something he might need treatment for the man said: “I hope not. I don’t know. I just panicked.”
“It was not my usual intention to do that. I just happened to be there.”
“I didn't know there was any cameras there. I panicked. I didn't see anything in the media about it. I made an error of judgement.”