Last Wednesday, there were two separate and very nasty attacks on banks and public spaces in Manhattan. Both involved large quantities of human waste being dumped in public. Security cameras and witnesses were vital in helping police identify and arrest a suspect.
Police said Occupy Wall Street protesters were captured on surveillance video dragging a large receptacle of human urine and feces to an open-air plaza at the corner of Nassau and Cedar streets last Wednesday evening, just before 8 p.m.
They then poured the waste down a set of stairs there, police said.
The second crime happened less than an hour later and was caught on video when the ATM lobby of a Chase Bank was fouled with a large trash can filled with human feces and urine.
Thanks to the witnesses who reported the license plate of the van used to deliver the awful mess, police were able to find the suspect and charge him with "unlawful possession of noxious matter and aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle."
The NBC report also states that police recovered a stun gun inside the van.
The NY Post also confirms the stun gun story and says that the NYPD is still looking for two other people involved in the crimes. The paper did identify the arrested man as Jordan Amos Brooks of Philadelphia.
Jordan Brooks Amos, 25, of Philadelphia, was arrested on March 16 after he was caught on a surveillance camera dumping what police believe to be the protesters’ own waste, a source said.
In a bizarre twist to the story, it seems that Mr. Amos' van was also used to haul food for the Occupiers. Also in the NY Post story:
Amos was in charge of bringing food for protesters at 60 Wall St. and his white van was caught crossing the Brooklyn Bridge several times.
As more information becomes available, we will update this story.
H/T Weasel Zippers