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Dublin shop owner hunts for man who repeatedly defecates outside his shop

By Catherine Devine

Published 23/09/2016

Shop owner Alan Buckley put a toilet and toilet roll outside his shop after the incident
Shop owner Alan Buckley put a toilet and toilet roll outside his shop after the incident

A Dublin shop owner is hunting for a man who repeatedly defecates outside his shop in Finglas.

Clever Buys owner Alan Buckley from Finglas told Independent.ie that he didn’t believe it until he saw the CCTV footage.

“Someone keeps coming up and sh**ting outside the shop,” he told Independent.ie.

“It’s very upsetting, you’d want to have your breakfast before you come in because you’ll not eat again after looking at it.

He pulls up in a car in the middle of the night, does his business and then drives off.”

The first incident occurred near the Clever Buys shop on Clune Road last Thursday September 15 and occurred again on Wednesday September 21.

“I haven’t got a clue why he’s doing it. He’s doing it in a public area outside a row of shops. It’s disgusting,” said Alan.

“The first one was just horrible, the smell and all. You’d swear a horse did it. If I hadn’t seen him do it on CCTV, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

Alan said there’s “no excuse” for this kind of behaviour.

“You can do it in a bush or in a 24-hour shop. We have the cheapest toilet roll in town.”

Alan said during the second incident the man was there for 45 minutes.

“I think sh**ting in the street isn’t his only problem,” said Alan.

From CCTV Alan described the man as in his late 30s.

“It’s very strange. He doesn’t look homeless or anything,” he said.

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