This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A businessman has delivered proof of the city's homeless crisis to Denver officials.
A box of human waste. Poop. Not his own, but what he cleaned up from just outside his business.
It is the local CBS affiliate that pointed out that, "While Mayor Mike Johnston says addressing homelessness is his number one priority, a Denver businessman says he's had it with the homeless going number two wherever they want."
The report described his message to the city as "an act of civil disobedience."
There, Jon Caldara delivered to city hall human poop that he found outside his business.
He announced to visitors watching: "This is a present from the homeless to the people who have kept this homeless problem going."
He explained multiple times a week, security cameras catch a homeless person defecating outside his business.
And it's not just poop.
"We have to clean up vomit and urine and syringes and used condoms and feces. We didn't cause the homeless problem in Denver but we have clean up after it," he said.
He said he's previously tried appealing to the police and the mayor, without results.
And he described the answer as jail cells.
"This is a drug crisis, this is a mental health crisis, and this is a crisis of law. That these people who need help will never get help if they are not brought to jail where they are forced to get some help," he said.
Meanwhile, the office of Denver's mayor released a statement, saying, "Today's a big day. It's move-in day for around 70 people living in an encampment to a place they can call home as part of our homelessness initiative. The city has provided trash pickup for many encampments across the city to support both the residents living in the encampment as well as those who use those public spaces. Mayor Johnston is focused on actions that promote true change and the milestone of move-in day indicates we're on our way to reaching our goal to house 1,000 unsheltered individuals by the end of 2023."