A Colorado internet service provider received at least one ticket for not cleaning up after homeless people who allegedly defecated on company property, on Nov. 8.
The city of Denver has fined Forethought because the business owner stopped collecting poo left on the company’s property at Five Points, about a mile north of downtown Denver.
Forethought CEO Jawaid Bazyar claims homeless people are using his private property as a public restroom almost every day and he is tired of always having to clean up “piles of poop.”
“The wall is a bathroom stall, they lean up against it and let it rip,” Bazyar told FOX31 Problem Solvers. “In downtown Denver that’s nonstop now.”
A representative said while the Denver Public Health Department sympathizes with his difficult situation, he is responsible for maintaining his private property and further fines will be issued if the premises is not cleaned according to CBS4.
One of Bazyar’s employees recalled her terrifying experience of being chased by a stranger carrying a piece of wood, a knife, and pipe. When she made it inside her car, her alleged assailant continued the attack.
“A man bashed in my windshield with a rock,” Forethought Financial Controller Tamara Chapman told Fox31.
Bazyar has also found syringes littered across the ground, what appeared to be prostitution, and an alleged drug deal taking place outside his business. Sometimes he reports suspected criminal activity to police several times a day.
“Everyday, two to three times a day, we’re running people off,” he said. “There have been periods where we literally call 10 times a day.”
However, Bazyar believes the city should do its job to enforce the law against trespass, camping, prostitution, drug dealing, and public defecation.
“It’s not something we are equipped to deal with, it’s not something we should have to deal with,” he told CBS4.
Bazyar has decided to contest the citation in court and a hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 18 according to CBS4.
“I’m going to go to court and do my best to argue that the city’s treatment of this unfair,” he said. “To some degree this is a public crime issue and a public health issue, and the city is the organization that’s responsible for that.”