It's one thing to defecate on and near the track of your own town's high school.
It's quite another to try and file suit against that town.
Thomas Tramaglini, the 43-year-old former superintendent of schools in Kenilworth, N.J. who was charged with littering and public defecation, is now suing the township of Holmdel "claiming police gave his mugshot to news outlets before he was criminally charged."
You can read our 2018 coverage of the storyhere.
Former New Jersey 'pooperintendent' sues police over mug shot release https://t.co/CJbFzDsNFz https://t.co/8AmxEi2OGC— Eyewitness News (@Eyewitness News) 1556757320.0
Tramaglini, who pleaded guilty in October to defecating under the bleachers on school property on more than one occasion, is claiming police conspired to "harm and damage" him by releasing his mugshot to the press before he was formally charged.
Says the lawsuit:
"Tramaglini will never achieve the level of compensation, benefits and retirement pension income that he otherwise [would] if the unlawfully taken photographs of him had not been released into the media to satisfy the prurient interests of certain members of Holmdel Township Police Department and others they conspired with."
Pooperintendent now pooping on cops for releasing his mug shot after his arrest for serial pooping on rival high sc… https://t.co/4qIRbAY0hJ— John David Powell (@John David Powell) 1556800290.0
At least I’m not pooperintendent charmers. https://t.co/VAXlp8Seya— Pronk (@Pronk) 1556740792.0
I shit you not - this is real. #Pooperintendent https://t.co/26P3hvXmUl https://t.co/XRLf1jIklp— AASN Sports (@AASN Sports) 1556810512.0
I think the only character smearing here came from the one violating the dignity afforded to the competition. What… https://t.co/Ve8slNLivM— Wendy Hoffman (@Wendy Hoffman) 1556898760.0
He claims that the local police's "unlawful conduct" contributed to national attention and his ruined reputation. https://t.co/Q8gICdfOH7— WOR NewsTalk Radio (@WOR NewsTalk Radio) 1556985660.0
Or...he might not receive proper payment and status because of his habit of defecating on school property, but we guess a judge will have to decide that.
The suit continues:
"[Tramaglini] was forced to step down from his position as Superintendent of the Kenilworth Public Schools, ending his twenty-year career in public education, even before a disposition of the charges he faced, due to the negative media attention his case received."
Before he was caught, school officials were "finding human feces on or near the football field and track on a daily basis," according to Time magazine.
@mattkatz00 @MattFriedmanNJ @politiconj I am so glad I am following you guys today #pooperintendent— Jennifer King (@Jennifer King) 1556817268.0
@EITMonline Is her mom using the same PR firm as the pooperintendent?— MsJLynn (@MsJLynn) 1556800561.0
#pooperintendent is my word of the day.— stateoftheheart (@stateoftheheart) 1556756642.0
@hollyzachariah I believe he also was upset at being called "The Pooperintendent."— Dave O'Brien (@Dave O'Brien) 1556748891.0
Pooperintendent update https://t.co/xeSDrRvmaU— Steven Lemongello (@Steven Lemongello) 1556744969.0
"Pooper-Intendent" going after the cops who arrested him. #newjersey #pooperintendent https://t.co/vJzbllhCVp— Whiskey Patriots (@Whiskey Patriots) 1556727653.0
Upon being caught, Tramaglini told NJ.comthat he had "runner's diarrhea."
What's worse is that he seems to have started a trend.
There was a "mad pooper" in Colorado Springs, and a car pooper called the "bowel movement bandit" in Akron, Ohio and then of course the audition room pooper in NYC.
Good morning to the Pearl Studios Pooper and no one else.— Daniel J Maldonado (@Daniel J Maldonado) 1551446737.0
The Pearl Studios pooper was just to distract you from Spongebob going out non-eq.— Joseph ⛅️ (@Joseph ⛅️) 1551412658.0
The Pearl Studios Pooper isn’t the hero New York deserves, but maybe the hero we need.— Annette Storckman (@Annette Storckman) 1553194895.0
the pearl studios pooper will be a mystery i will dedicate the rest of my life to solving— autumn (@autumn) 1551471410.0
If he wins the suit, will we all be barred from making fun of all public poopers?