HOPE MILLS, N.C. – An 18-year-old Hope Mills man has been charged after he was caught on camera defecating on a Cumberland County elementary school’s playground, officials said.
Rockfish Elementary School staff reported cleaning up human feces from the children’s playground over the past few weeks.
Bruce Morrison, Rockfish’s safe schools coordinator, installed cameras around the playground to catch the culprit in action.
A suspect was captured on video soon after the cameras were installed. That footage was shared with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert Christopher Elliott, 18, of Hope Mills and his juvenile brother were identified as being the suspects caught on camera.
Deputies said not only did they defecate on the playground but they also took photos of it.
Elliott was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree trespassing, injury to real property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, officials said.
The brother was charged with second-degree trespassing.
A magistrate set Elliott’s bond at $500 secured. He is scheduled to appear in court June 3.