The 46-year-old wife of an assistant fire chief in Texas was arrested yesterday after she allegedly drove to her local police department and left 50 pounds of "human shit" in front of the station and refused to pick it up.

Officials say Mindy Janette Stephens has been arrested on a charge of illegal dumping, more than five pounds but less than 500 pounds - a Class B misdemeanor.

According to an affidavit from Thursday, December 1st, an officer with the Electra Police Department watching surveillance cameras spotted “someone putting something outside the front” of the station, located in the 100 block of East Cleveland Avenue.

“He went outside to see what was going on and discovered three, 5-gallon buckets of what appeared to be human waste,” the affidavit states. “He saw a person in an all-white hazmat suit with a yellow mask walking back to a tan SUV with a trailer. He attempted to ask what they were doing and a female stated that the buckets were human shit and she was dropping them off. She then got in the vehicle and drove off.”


The officer went back into the station and let his supervisors know what just happened. According to officials, the lieutenant had spoken with Stephens earlier in the day “in reference to the buckets of ‘Human Shit.'”

The lieutenant informed Chief Terry Wooten, who contacted Electra City Administrator Steve Bowlin (who is also a firefighter), and Bowlin said he would call Stephens, because she was the wife of one of the assistant fire chiefs.

Bowlin called back to the police and said he talked with Stephens, and told her she needed to get the buckets, or she could face charges.

She replied and told Bowlin it's "not her problem."

The city sent an employee from wastewater department to pick up the buckets of human waste.

Stephens was taken to jail Thursday.

Mindy Stephens was charged with assault in 2000, family violence assault in 2010, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in 2020. In the 2020 case, she allegedly struck a male family member with a set of keys that punctured his hand and arm.

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