FHP Trooper's Car Found Splattered With Feces

Trooper's car hit with poop in his driveway in Miami

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    Authorities are investigating after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's marked car was found covered in feces in his driveway in Miami. (Published Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011)

    Authorities are investigating after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's marked car was found covered in feces in his driveway in Miami.

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the incident happened Saturday morning at the home of Trooper Joe Sanchez.

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    Sanchez said he'd left his home at 6:45 a.m. and didn't notice anything wrong with the 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, but when he got home at around 10 a.m., the car "was splattered with human excrement," the report said.

    A hazmat company was brought in to clean up the car. FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said Wednesday there are no witnesses or suspects.

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    Sanchez is a former Miami commissioner who lost a 2009 bid to become mayor to Tomas Regalado. He couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday.

    The incident happened just days after the chase and arrest of a Miami Police officer at gunpoint by a FHP trooper on the Florida Turnpike in Broward County.

    FHP Trooper D.J. Watts took Officer Fausto Lopez into custody on the morning of Oct. 11 after he was stopped for driving over 120 mph, according to the FHP.

    Wysocky said he didn't know if the feces incident had anything to do with the Turnpike arrest.

    "We don't know, we don't have any witnesses, we don't have anything," Wysocky said. "We're not attributing it to anything right now."