NJ police arrest serial diaper-dumping suspect after 10-month pursuit
FRANKLIN TWP. - Get a load of this. A Newfield man who has been dumping bags of dirty diapers at township intersections for the past year has been caught, authorities say.'Super pooper' case: Kenilworth ex-school chief pleads guilty in HolmdelWilliam Friedman, 68, was spotted making his latest drop around 3:15 a.m. Sunday in Malaga, police said. He was processed and issued multiple township ordinances. Police could count on Friedman to be regular. "He would do it at least three times a week at different intersections," said Lt. Matthew DeCesari of the Franklin Township Police Department. "He would do it a couple of months in one area and then move to a different intersection. We could never get a time down."More: 'Super pooper' case: Ex-school chief pleads guilty in New JerseyBut Officer Garrett Moretti thought he recently had detected somewhat of a pattern, so he decided to patrol the area of routes 47 and 40 early Sunday. That's when he saw the driver of a box truck drop a load of soiled diapers in the roadway. Following a traffic stop, Friedman was taken to police headquarters, where he was interviewed about the diapers."He admitted to dropping these bags multiple times at multiple different intersections throughout the past 10 months," according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by police. "He's claiming the diapers were his grandson's," said DeCesari. "He said it almost became a game because sometimes he saw the officer sitting in an area and would go somewhere else." The motive in the case seems to be "nothing else than this gentleman thinking this was funny, which it's not," DeCesari added. In fact, a June 24 motorcycle accident at Fries Mill Road and Blackwood Avenue is blamed on a slippery bag of diapers in the roadway. The motorcycle was totaled and the driver had minor injuries, according to police.
Former superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools Thomas W. Tramaglini pleads guilty to relieving himself at the Holmdel High School athletic field. Pool video courtesy of News12 NJ, Asbury Park Press
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