Students and staff members at a New Jersey school had reported finding human feces on or near the school's football field almost daily. This led to the investigation to find the "mystery pooper.”
Finally, the superintendent was accused of pooping on the high school field "on a daily basis." He reportedly confessed to his crimes.
42-year-old Thomas Tramaglini’s charges for lewdness and littering were dismissed. However, he pleaded guilty to defecating in public.
The former superintendent of Kenilworth schools was arrested after a surveillance video caught his bowel-movement touchdown near Holmdel High School's football field.
Tramaglini has now earned the (unfortunate, but fitting) nickname "pooper-intendent." He lived in Aberdeen, about three miles from the high school. He took a paid leave of absence after his arrest before ultimately resigning in July.
Tramaglini reportedly negotiated a separation agreement with the district. The agreement outlined a pay to him for $100,000 in salary, severance and unused vacation days. His role as superintendent afforded him a $147,500 salary.
His attorney said that Tramaglini was found to have "Runner’s Diarrhea," a condition that often causes distance runners to have loose bowel movements during or after running.
Additionally, Tramaglini's attorney added that there was "no evidence he was ever a serial offender," and that his client was not doing the letting loose daily.
"We were ready to go to trial on some of the allegations about certain dates with GPS evidence from his Garmin running watch. That story needs to be told," Tramaglini's attorney said. "He's been through hell and back. He deserves a story that tells the accurate picture."