Drinking 'Dr. Pooper'

The Daily Mail started a burgeoning trend for bizarre teen drink-related scare stories when they wildly exaggerated featured "vodka eyeballing." Now Gothamist ask if teens pooping in each others' soda cans is next for the 'shocking expose' treatment.

The faux trend idea is based on this 1010Wins story about a 17-year-old who admitted "that he defecated in a classmate's soda during an auto-shop class." And the classmate TOTALLY drank it. "Authorities say the victim sipped the soda, then spit it out as his classmates laughed on March 29."

The pooper got 200 hours of community service had to write a letter of apology to the victim (which we would really, really like to see) and "a 1,000-word report on why it's unhealthy to ingest fecal matter." Many hard questions are raised by the incident. Chief among them, as Gothamist point out: how does one go about efficiently and surreptitiously crapping into a soda can without alerting the owner of said can?

We expect a Daily Mail story tackling this sweeping social ill, and the issues that go with it, early next week.