A man has been spotted on multiple occasions entering a ladies’ restroom at a shopping center in the Pengjiang district of Jiangmen city, Guangdong province and eating excrement found in the toilet.
According to a security guard at the shopping plaza, the man has been spotted visiting the toilets since early this year.
“He goes to the second floor ladies’ room to find [feces] to eat. He usually comes between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. during the first half of the day, and then comes again at around 3:00 p.m.,” the guard said, adding that the man walks in on women before they’re able to finish flushing the toilet.
A local female resident told Guangdong TV that reports of the man wandering into the public restrooms have left her feeling incredibly uneasy, especially because he’s been seen lurking in another female toilet nearby.
A doctor from the No. 3 Hospital of Jiangmen city told reporters that it’s very possible that he has a history of mental illness.
The women’s toilets at the mall have been locked up, and residents are now calling on the government to help seek treatment for the man.
Reporters spotted the man near a female restroom and attempted to get to the bottom of his unsanitary habit:
Reporter: What’re you doing here?
Man: Eating shit.
R: What? What’s in your hands?
M: It’s shit.
R: Why would you want to do that?
M: I eat it when I’m hungry.
R: But why do you choose to go to the ladies’ room?
M: It’s more tasty.
Reporter: Isn’t your family worried about you?
Man: They’re all dead.
R: Don’t you know this behavior isn’t good or healthy?
M: I’ve eaten shit for eight years. I feel better after eating it.