MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Florida Highway Patrol says it is investigating whether feces dumped on one of its patrol cars stemmed from a trooper's arrest of a Miami police officer.
Highway Patrol union chief William Smith said the cruiser used by Trooper Joe Sanchez was found covered in feces outside his home Sunday, WPLG-TV, Miami, reported Wednesday. Sanchez held a seat on the Miami City Commission for a decade.
Smith said the human feces looked "like it might have come out of one of the Port-O-Potties you see around at construction sites."
Smith said investigators are looking into whether the incident was connected to a recent controversy with Miami police. Trooper Donna Watts pulled over Miami police officer Fausto Lopez at gunpoint in a patrol car last month after he allegedly weaved in and out of traffic at 120 mph while en route to an off-duty job.