Boulder police are investigating an incident involving a man hiding in a portable toilet at the Hanuman Yoga Festival on Friday, June 17, near Boulder High School.
According to city officials, a female patron of the festival walked into a portable toilet and told police she noticed that something was moving inside the tank when she lifted the lid. She said she believed there might be a person inside the toilet, so she left the portable toilet and asked a man who was standing nearby to go in and check.
According to a city news release, the man told police that when he entered the toilet, he did see someone inside the tank, covered in a tarp. He, too, exited the portable toilet. A few minutes later, he heard the door lock from the inside, the release said. A festival security supervisor waited outside for several minutes and then saw a suspect emerge from the portable toilet. The supervisor tried to detain the suspect, officials said, but he ran away, covered in feces.
The suspect is described as a white male, about 20 years old, approximately 6’4” to 6’8”, thin build, with short dark hair and wearing dark gray sweatpants and no shirt or shoes.
Witnesses say the suspect had several cuts on his back and legs. The suspect was also wearing leather bracelets on each wrist, officials said. At least one witness believes the suspect may use the name “Sky,” and told police that he may be a transient.
Police are looking for the suspect, but also want to talk to any witnesses from the Hanuman Yoga Festival who may have seen the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.