A man accused of defecating during a road rage incident in Pennsylvania is speaking out, claiming the ordeal was a "misunderstanding" triggered by his Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Henry George Weaver, a retired farmer from New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, told NBC10 he was driving to a doctor's appointment Friday morning in Heidelberg Township on Route 309 at its intersection with Route 100 when another driver suddenly pulled in front of him.
"So close it scared the dickens out of me," Weaver said.
Weaver told NBC10 he and the driver then both got out of their vehicles and began arguing. As he was arguing, Weaver said his IBS kicked in and he had to go right then and there.
"There wasn't any choice in the matter," Weaver said.
While Weaver claimed he had a medical reason for defecating, he said the other driver never gave him a chance to explain.
"He didn't say anything," Weaver said. "He just got into the car, drove off and called the police."
Weaver told NBC10 he was deeply embarrassed and immediately left the scene to shower and change. He says he wasn't at his home when state police arrived because he was on his way again to the doctor. Police later contacted him on the phone.
While Weaver said the officer listened to his explanation, he was still charged with harassment and will receive a court citation.
Weaver told NBC10 he's not sure yet what he'll do about the citation or if he'll fight the charge.
"It was just one of those bad days made worse," he said. "The incident got carried way out of line because of my IBS."