Wisconsin 'Serial Toilet Clogger' Sentenced To 150 Days In Jail For His Crimes
Authorities claim Patrick Beeman, 35, intentionally plugged up numerous toilets at various locations between April 2017 and March 2018.
SHEBOYGAN, WI — Authorities say a 35-year-old Wisconsin man who intentionally clogged at least 12 toilets in various locations during an 11-month spree has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of property damage. He has reportedly been sentenced to 150 days in jail, three years probation, and 100 hours of community service.
Patrick Beeman, 35, allegedly faced 12 counts of misdemeanor property damage stemming from the incidents, which police say occurred between April 2017 and March 2018. As part of a deal, Breeman pleaded guilty to five counts on July 1.
According to a criminal complaint, officers on a routine patrol of the Deland Community Center on March 11, 2018, reported that they “found the toilet in the women’s bathroom to be clogged,” causing water to overflow onto the floor.
One officer noted that a clear plastic bottle had been jammed into the bottom of the bowl, preventing normal flush operations.
Upon reviewing the case, investigators said they noticed 10 different toilet-clogging incidents with similar details in and around the Deland Park area, dating back to April 2017.
The trail allegedly led toward Beeman in April 2018, after a tipster claimed that Beeman had been clogging toilets throughout the summer of 2017 at a workplace where he was reportedly employed as a temp.
After management at that workplace allegedly noticed an uptick in forced toilet overflow, Beeman was reportedly transferred to another location where, authorities say, he was suspected of clogging more toilets.
According to the criminal complaint, the manager at the original workplace alerted police to the previous allegations against Beeman, which prompted the arrest of the suspected “Wisconsin serial toilet clogger.”
The complaint reports that, initially, Beeman seemed “reluctant to admit to being responsible for the toilet clogging, but stated that he remembers doing approximately two of them.”
After investigators informed Beeman that least 12 cases had been reported, the complaint states he “acknowledged that he was responsible for likely that many.”
According to police paperwork, “[Beeman] could not explain this behavior, but simply that he would get very strong urges to do this.”
Authorities estimated that each incident caused about $200 in damage. As part of Beeman’s sentence, he has been ordered to pay $5,500 in restitution and to not possess or consume alcohol.
In court on Monday, Beeman reportedly apologized for his criminal acts and stated, “I need to make things right and pray for forgiveness every day."