Family begs runner to stop pooing on their lawn

This grainy photo shows the poo runner making her getaway. Picture: KKTVSource:Supplied

A MOTHER has publicly begged a runner to stop using her front lawn as a toilet.

Cathy Budde, from Colorado Springs in the US, said she first became aware of the woman's crappy habit when her children caught her in the act.

"They are like, 'there's a lady taking a poop!', so I come outside, and I'm like, 'are you serious? Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?'. She's like, 'yeah, sorry'," she told local news outlet KKTV.

She thought the woman would disappear from the embarrassment, but said she's spotted the jogger popping a squat multiple times in the weeks since.

"It's abnormal, it's not something I've seen in my career," said Sergeant Johnathan Sharketti, adding the police are on the lookout.

In the meantime, however, the poo bandit remains on the run.