Police: Man defecated in front of Princeton store

Mark Trail
Mark Trail(Southern Regional Jail)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 6:02 PM EDT
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PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - A man was arrested after he was found sitting on a sidewalk outside of a store next to a “large pile of feces” police believe belonged to him, according to a criminal complaint.

An employee at Big Lots on Stafford Drive said she found the man, identified as Mark Trail, outside the store Friday evening around 8:30 p.m. pulling his pants up next to the excrement, the document said.

Upon arrival, the officer, “could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on [Trail] as he tried to explain that he was not the person who defecated,” according to the complaint. “This officer then located a large can of almost empty Natural Ice beer in his back pack that was still some what[sic] cold to the touch.”

Trail was charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication.

The fire department was contacted to hose off the sidewalk, the complaint said.

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