What to Know
- Franklin Township police say William Friedman dumped dirty diapers on area roads as a "joke."
- The soiled diapers on roadways caused at least crash, police say.
- Friedman has been charged with interference with transportation. He faces up to $1,000 in fines.
Authorities say they've captured a man suspected of dumping soiled diapers along several New Jersey roadways over the past year.
Franklin Township, Gloucester County, police say Officer Garrett Moretti acting on a hunch spotted 68-year-old William Friedman leaving a load of diapers in the area of Routes 47 and 40 around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.
"(Moretti) observed a box truck drop a load, no pun intended, of soiled diapers in the roadway," the police department said in a Facebook post.
Friedman allegedly told police the diapers came from his grandson, adding that leaving them around town without getting caught "almost became a game." Friedman called it a "joke."
Authorities called the actions "no laughing matter." They say a motorcyclist crashed in June after running over a diaper Friedman had allegedly dropped at Fries Mill Road and Blackwood Avenue. The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and his bike was totaled.
Friedman has been charged with interference with transportation. He faces up to $1,000 in fines.
No word if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.