There are many stories on the Internet that make me question whether or not they are real. When I read this story about a man in China who goes into ladies’ restrooms to eat poop found in the toilet, I thought it was some sort of Asian prank show. In fact, I was hoping that it was a prank. According to reports, the man has been seen going into ladies’ restrooms in a shopping center located in the Pengjiang district of Jiangmen city eating poop from the toilets.
Unfortunately, I watched this and it looks like it is true story. The video isn’t in English, but you don’t need subtitles to understand what this guy is doing. Nonetheless, here’s a translation of his reasons for doing this (courtesy of the Shanghaiist):
Reporter: What’re you doing here?
Man: Eating shit.
R: What? What’s in your hands?
M: It’s shit.
R: Why would you want to do that?
M: I eat it when I’m hungry.
R: But why do you choose to go to the ladies’ room?
M: It’s more tasty.
Reporter: Isn’t your family worried about you?
Man: They’re all dead.
R: Don’t you know this behavior isn’t good or healthy?
M: I’ve eaten shit for eight years. I feel better after eating it.
The culprit after a fresh hit.
A security guard from the shopping center says that he goes into the ladies’ room in the morning and the afternoon. He walks in on women before they flush the toilet and goes at it. A doctor says that it is very possible that the man might have a history of mental illness. I would have to agree with that. The women’s toilets have since been locked up and residents of the area are seeking treatment for the man.
I hope this story didn’t ruin that Snickers bar you were saving for a midday snack.