Sheboygan Serial Toilet Clogger Sentenced To 150 Days In Jail

A 35-year-old Sheboygan man was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for clogging women’s toilets in Deland Park and at his place of work.

Patrick D. Beeman was originally charged with 12 misdemeanors of criminal damage to property, but seven of the charges were dismissed in early June.

As conditions of probation, Beeman will have to serve 150 days in jail, pay more than $5,500 in restitution, not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol or any controlled substances, and complete 100 hours of community service.

While the state only recommended Beeman serve 30 days in jail as part of his probation, Judge Kent Hoffmann sentenced him to 30 days for each of the five counts of criminal damage to property, served consecutively, citing the need for a more severe punishment.

Beeman will be able to participate in the Huber program, which will allow him to continue working at his current job, but require him to report back to jail each day after work.

Beeman apologized for the damage and stress he caused in a statement he read during the sentencing hearing Monday.

“I need to make things right and pray forgiveness every day,” he said.

According to a criminal complaint, officers found a toilet in the women’s bathroom at Deland Community Center clogged by a plastic bottle last March. Water was overflowing from the toilet.

Officers had checked the restrooms the previous evening and the toilets were not damaged. Officers reviewed 10 similar incidents beginning in April 2017 where toilets were clogged. The city determined each incident caused about $200 in damage, the complaint said.

Officers were able to identify Beeman after speaking with a manager at the temp agency for which Beeman worked, who said Beeman damaged toilets at a company where he was placed by the agency, the complaint said. He was only employed there about a month. The manager said Beeman was placed at another company, where incidents of a similar nature began to happen.

According to the complaint, Beeman told police he gets urges to do odd things, like look for bottles in the garbage to plug toilets. He said he stopped when he heard police were investigating.

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