What a fucking title right?
First let me say that taunting the homeless or fucking with them is a terrible thing. And before you jump on the all police are bad wagon you should know that it was his fellow officers that turned him in and ultimately a fellow officer that fired him.
Seriously though, who hasn’t wanted to give someone a shit sandwich? I don’t know too much of the back story because the media hasn’t been able to get in touch with the homeless man. I assume for his lack of phone number and e-mail. So there is no way of knowing if the homeless guy fucked with him in any way. I had a homeless person throw coleslaw at me in Philly once and I wish I had a shit sandwich to give him.
What bummed me out most about this article was that the guy didn’t use his own shit. He found shit on the ground and put it between two slices of bread. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was a sturdy rye or maybe a toasted wheat, because as we all know white bread folds under pressure and moisture. It can’t stand up to tuna normally let alone some actual shit.
Anyone who has worked in the food industry knows how important presentation is, and putting the shit sandwich in Tupperware was a bold move for many reasons. When you open Tupperware the smell of whatever is in there hits you pretty quickly. In this case, I’m pretty sure the police officer revealed his hand. Now had he left the sandwich out in the elements he may have tricked the man into taking a bite of it. Or if he wrapped it up in a paper towel, only revealing a corner, maybe he would have taken a bite or at least put it up to his mouth.