HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man has turned himself in and apologized after he was caught on camera urinating on the front porch of an Army veteran couple's home in New Boston.
Once the photo of the man circulated, a police chief who lives in the community where the incident took place realized he recognized the perpetrator.
The chief made contact with the man by phone and that’s when the 20-year-old agreed to turn himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
The man admitted his involvement, and said he got drunk with friends, and was responding to a dare to urinate on the porch, Local 4 learned through the police chief. The man apologized for his actions.
One day earlier, Local 4 reported that the New Boston couple wanted to identify the man so that he would learn a lesson.
Tim and Maria Andress were out of town in Colorado when they checked their surveillance cameras on their phones and saw the man doing something that caught them totally off-guard.
"When we further watched the video, we realized the man wasn't just standing there. He was also urinating on our front porch," Tim Andress said.
“We don't recognize him, and that's very disturbing," Maria Andress added.
Tim and Maria Andress were house hunting in Colorado when they saw the video, Maria's mother was at home watching their 5-year-old son, Darren.
"I was really scared when my daughter called me and told me what was happening," Anita Saavedra said.
As for the area, "We're going to clean it all off and wash the area, and clean it and Clorox it," Tim Andress said.
"We're not trying to ruin this man's life," Maria Andress said. "It's just, it's not right."
As for what the couple thought the motive was, they weren’t sure Saturday.
"Some people say maybe he didn't know whose house it was. Maybe it was someone else's," Tim Andress said. "It doesn't really matter. The point is, don't pee on people's porches."