A Brisbane aged-care executive caught defecating on a footpath outside a unit complex during an early morning jog has been fined $378.
Andrew Douglas Macintosh, 64, was charged with public nuisance last month after being filmed in the act by a Greenslopes resident who complained of a serial defecator outside their apartment. He was arrested outside an apartment block on Logan Road on May 21.
Macintosh faced Holland Park Magistrates Court this week before his charge was downgraded to an infringement notice, resulting in the fine.
Residents of an apartment block in the south-eastern Brisbane suburb of Greenslopes had complained that someone had been defecating on their path at night for some months.
Resident Steve Scott hid in the dark with his camera to catch him in the act after observing his unsightly deposits for a year.
He told News Corp: “I decided to go and wait with a camera … last Friday I got him.
“Then he just said, ‘Hello’. At that point I decided to just walk away.”
Mr Scott snapped the man with his trousers down. He passed the images to police and shared them on social media.
“The person in this photo has regularly been leaving his human waste (s**t) on our path and others in the Greenslopes area for quite a long time,” he wrote on Facebook.
According to Brisbane’s Courier-Mail, Macintosh was a national quality manager with Aveo and a member of Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Board.
On Thursday, Aveo confirmed that Macintosh – a former director of the Retirement Village Association of Australia – had resigned from the company.
“Until yesterday, Aveo Group was not aware of the charges laid against Mr Macintosh,” a company spokesman said.
“Aveo Group is distressed and disappointed at the alleged incidents concerning Mr Macintosh. He has tendered his resignation to the company today and is no longer an employee of Aveo Group.
“Aveo will continue to extend its support to Mr Macintosh for help that he may require.”