UXBRIDGE (CBS) – Uxbridge police are issuing a stern warning to some vandals that are committing an odd crime.
Officials say they received a report from a P&W railroad conductor that on Monday, four people standing on a train bridge at Route 122 were defecating on a passing train.
The department issued the warning on its Facebook page after receiving the complaint.
“Yes you read that right, we have no idea what would possess someone to drop their pants and poop on a passing train, but guess what it is happening,” the post said.
“Take this as a warning… If we catch you with your pants down defecating on the train you will be charged with everything we can find that fits the elements to the crime,” it added.
Uxbridge police say they’re looking for people who were seen committing the act.
The defecation issue is one of several that the railroads are dealing with in their town.
Train conductors are also reporting debris deliberately placed on the tracks along with graffiti on bridges.
“At times the trains passing through carry hazardous materials and if the train gets derailed it could cause a HUGE problem. These actions potentially put lives in danger,” the department said.
The department is promising to prosecute anyone found on railroad property.
They’re also asking anyone with information to please contact them at 508-278-7755.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports