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Cyclist starts large brush fire after defecating at the side of the road and burning his waste

By Mason White 12:12 PM July 24, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A large brush fire broke out in Idaho, after a cyclist allegedly defecated at the side of the road and tried to burn his waste, police said.

Boise police said that the unidentified cyclist, could not hold it back until reaching a toilet and decided to relieve his bowels at the side of the road.

The man tried to get rid of the waste by lighting the toilet paper on fire. He then tried to bury the waste to extinguish it, but the flames quickly spread to the nearby dry grass.

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. Firefighters tried to extinguish the fire using land and air equipment. When the fire was extinguished around 8:00 p.m., 73 acres were destroyed.

The man responsible for the fire contacted police and confessed. The police have not yet decided whether to charge the man with a crime.