Flatmate horror as man eats faeces
PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 June 2015
A WESTON woman has described her ‘horror’ at discovering one of her housemates filled a pasty with his own faeces, cooked it in their oven and ate it.
The woman – who the Mercury will keep anonymous to protect all parties involved – was living in a shared house with four other people through a scheme with social enterprise Chapter 1.
The charity provides affordable housing for people across Weston.
The man has now been evicted from the property after complaints were made and the social enterprise has said it is ‘very sorry’ for the ‘unfortunate’ experience.
When the man initially moved into the property there were few issues, but over time he began acting inappropriately and the woman felt ‘too scared’ to stay in the house, leaving her no option but to sleep on sofas at friends’ houses while she waited for the man to be evicted.
She said: “He moved in and it was all fine for a month. He was smoking weed in the house but that was the only problem we had.
“He was leaving one day and there was an awful smell in the kitchen so I went in and checked it out.
“I checked in the bin and I opened the oven because he had put some food in there and you could see a pasty filled with poo. I was horrified.
“I just puked up. I was heaving.”
She asked him what he was cooking and he referred to it as his ‘magic sauce’. She said: “It was definitely poo. He took it out and he ate it.
“How could we be expected to cook in that kitchen after that?”
The manager of Chapter 1’s leasing scheme in North Somerset Miles Wood said: “We received reports that he was acting inappropriately and he was breaching his tenancy with us and making other housemates feel uncomfortable.
“We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs, we had reports and we took action.
“To relieve any concerns from anybody, we had the oven cleaned shortly after that.
“The oven was cleaned by a professional cleaning company to ensure hygiene.”
Another of the property’s past tenants also told the Mercury of her experiences when visiting the house after moving out. She said: “I witnessed him smoking recreational drugs in the property.
“I had my newborn at the property, visiting everyone, before these horrid incidents occurred, and he knew I had a baby there and still smoked the drugs.
“I confronted him and he got very aggressive towards me.”
A spokesman from Chapter 1 said: “Chapter 1 is very sorry the woman has experienced this problem.
“It has been very unfortunate. For the person in question we have been liaising with other statutory organisations regarding his welfare but are also aware with the impact on the other people in the house.”
Mr Wood noted it is a rare case for an eviction to take place. The company has 51 tenancies available across Weston and Congresbury and has had to evict two tenants since January 2014.
He said: “If someone breaches the tenancy, and that is any breach for any reason, it can result in that tenancy being ended.”