Last Updated on December 19, 2019
A man was spotted defecating in the aisle of a Marina District Safeway over the weekend, drawing more scrutiny to the city’s poop crisis which has elicited “poop maps” and a “poop patrol.”
A San Francisco resident, talking to KRON4, said that he was in a Safeway in the Marina District when he saw a man defecating in an aisle.
In the photos, there is an open package of toilet paper next to the squatting man.
According to the resident, the man later walked to a nearby Starbucks after doing his business.
On Twitter, a local candidate for Congress wrote, “Cleanup on Aisle 3! Thank you Nancy Pelosi.”
San Francisco falls entirely in Pelosi’s district, and she has faced criticism from many of her political opponents for allowing it to fall into such disarray.
Cleanup in Aisle 3! Thank you Nancy Pelosi.
I publicly warned in 2018 that if we let people violate our streets the homeless problem would get worse.
The answer: Arrest, then offer a choice. Jail or rehab.
Just got this photo. A homeless man defecating in our local Safeway. pic.twitter.com/4mrpzDNA9T
— John Dennis (@RealJohnDennis) December 15, 2019
San Francisco has suffered from a tremendous poop crisis, in part, due to its massive homeless population.
The conditions of the homeless population in San Francisco have been compared to Mumbai by official bodies.
Apps such as a poop map have appeared as a result of the public defecation problem suffered by the city.
Pedestrians, who wish to steer clear of a messy encounter, use maps to alert them of the most soiled streets.
Photos have circulated social media, juxtaposing a quaint al fresco meal with a homeless man defecating in public.
The poop problem has presented a strain on public funds.
Aside from the risk of disease, a handsomely paid poop patrol has been dispatched to tackle the city’s crisis.
According to KRON4, throughout San Francisco, 311 has received more than 25,000 poop complaints this year alone.
The San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney labeled the city’s ‘poop problem’ a national embarrassment.
Haney said: “This is a national embarrassment, it is also many communities a disgusting, public health crisis, no one should be able to walk about and see poop smeared all over the place, no one should live in these conditions. It is not funny.”
Apart from the so-called ‘poop problem,’ San Francisco has received several complaints about discarded syringes, pointing to a wider social problem.