A Chicago River architectural tour boat suffered an ugly mishap on August 8. As the boat went under the Kinzie Street bridge, a vile brownish-yellowish glop fell through the steel lattice-work of the bridge, onto the boat passengers. A bus was overhead on the bridge at the time.
Apparently it was a bus with an onboard bathroom, and apparently the bus had just emptied the accumulated waste material.
The Chicago Police found a security camera in a nearby building that recorded a bus on the bridge, and they have now pinned the crime on a Dave Matthews Band tour bus.
The Dave Matthews Band is a pro-environment bunch, so this is kind of an embarrassing situation.
The Band is admitting nothing. To add to the high-tech forensic focus of this story, the Band has offered to submit DNA samples, to see if their DNA matches to the DNA found in the liquid waste. Um... I am so glad that I am not a forensic crime scene investigator!
Rhyme of the day:
So that's the scoop
On the mystery poop.
Here's the Chicago Sun Times with the full story:
p.s. I wrote a book review that is online here right now: