An act of criminal mischief, by its very nature, causes an unnecessary mess.
However, there seem to be different levels of senselessness and required cleanup.
Between Oct. 12 and 19, someone entered the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation storage property at 5255 Church View Road in Upper Milford Township and helped themselves to use of a portable toilet, according to state police at Fogelsville.
The person for some reason proceeded to smear feces inside the portable toilet, police said. For good measure, the person also broke a latch on a nearby locked shed, although police did not report anything missing.
Anyone who might have seen suspicious activity on the PennDOT property is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.