The mystery man who patrols King's Cross Road and sprays dog poo pink
PUBLISHED: 17:52 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 09 April 2018
"Pretty much every day when I walk outside my building, all I can see is dog shit."
Imagine being driven so crazy by dog waste that you start spraying every grim chunk with pink paint? And then publishing the results on Twitter?
That’s what King’s Cross environmental campaigner “Pink Poop Patroller” has resorted to.
Fouling has always been a problem under the trees outside his home in King’s Cross Road, near the junction with Wharton Street.
So in January, Pink Poop Patroller started recording each incident. He has since amassed over 50.
He wishes to remain anonymous, explaining: “Dog shit isn’t really my brand.”
But behind the cloak, he has set up a Twitter account, “Pink Poops of King’s Cross”, on which he posts pictures of freshly painted pink poo.
By doing this, he wants to shame the offending dog owners and pressure Camden Council (his home is on Boris Johnson’s favourite border with Islington) to act quicker to his complaints.
It’s already had an impact – Camden’s environment leader Cllr Adam Harrison has apparently agreed to a meeting.
Pink Poop Patroller said: “There’s a fouling rate of five times a week on the doorstep of my building. It’s underneath the trees, which is clearly an attractive spot for dogs and owners to do the business.
“Obviously, it’s been going on for years but I only got round to doing something about it in January. It looked like human waste, which is obviously more disgusting, so I reported it to Camden.
“The council cleared it in hours, so I started reporting dog fouling. But since then it hasn’t been as responsive – probably because it’s not been human.”
He continued: “I enjoy Twitter, so I thought I’d try and have a bit of fun to get people noticing and perhaps get the council to respond better.
“It’s quite unbelievable that there can be that much fouling on one spot. My guess is that it’s repeat offenders. Who are probably my neighbours.
“I want to shame the hardcore offenders and put a stop to this. Fifty-plus incidents since January is too much, if you ask me.”
Keep up to date with his progress by following @KXdogshame