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Police arrest Arizona T.V. reporter for defecating on lawn while covering story

May 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Police arrest Arizona T.V. reporter for defecating on lawn while covering story

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What a crappy reporter.

Police arrested a Phoenix TV reporter after he allegedly defecated on the front lawn near the home of a former Arizona football player he was covering for a story.

According to the Phoenix New Times, Goodyear Police officers arrested 33-year-old KPHO reporter, Jonathan Lowe, on Monday afternoon after a neighbor witnessed him leaning against the wall of the house “doing number two” on the front lawn of the home of a subject of he was covering for a story.

Lowe admitted to cops using the lawn as an impromptu toilet.

“I know what you want to talk to me about. I’ve been feeling very sick and I’ve been stuck in this van all day, those people who called on me just wanted to start problems,” Lowe told officers, according to the report.

The woman who contacted authorities on Lowe said she would have let the reporter use her bathroom if he had just knocked and asked.

Lowe was charged with public defecation, a misdemeanor that could see him face six months in jail and  along with a $2,500 fine, the New Times reported.

On Wednesday, KPHO news director Dan Wilson told the Times that although though the channel’s Thursday night report of their colleague’s arrest called him a “former KPHO/KTVK reporter,” Lowe was still employed with the station.

KPHO’s web page no longer displays the journalist’s bio page. However, a list of his articles does feature the story he was covering at the time of his bathroom meltdown.

Lowe was reporting on a rather bizarre story, about Patrick Zane Thompson, the 58-year-old former Arizona State football player and restauranteur accused of “sacrificing” his family’s poodle in a BBQ smoker because he was upset that his daughter’s t-shirt angered God.

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