A reporter named lowe was arrested for public defecation.

Lowe was handcuffed, taken to the police station and booked on charges of “public urination or defecation,” a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 or six months in jail, according to the paper.

A police source told the paper he was suspected of defecating, not urination.

Lowe was released on his own recognizance. A spokeswoman at KPHO TV says he is no longer employed there.

The station has not reported on the arrest, nor has any other local media, which perplexed FTVLive editor Scott Jones.

“We will bet that if the Phoenix Mayor was arrested for pooping in someone’s yardand KPHO had video of the arrest, they would run the story before getting their hands on the report,” he said.

A story about a TV journalist accused of pooping on a lawn is pretty bizarre, but it gets stranger.

The story Lowe was covering at the time was an update on a man accused of sacrificing his dog to appease God. (why wouldn’t he want to poop?)