An excerpt from Lehigh Valley Live: Henry Weaver says he has lived on his family's New Tripoli farm all his 69 years, though he spent a lot of time on the road when he worked as a truck driver. "I've seen a lot on the highway in my time," he recalled.
This is something different, though. Weaver on Friday was involved in a strange road rage confrontation, one that a Pennsylvania State Policereport summed up in one vague sentence:
"The accused [Weaver] and the victim got into a road rage argument, leading the accused to defecate on the victim," the news release said.
The brief post on lehighvalleylive.com was shared across social media and on websites including The Drudge Report, with readers asking why and how it could have happened.
Weaver said he doesn't have a computer or cellphone, but that he has gotten a number of messages asking about the incident. On Monday, Weaver, reached at his home, offered a blunt, matter-of-fact explanation.
He called the situation the regretable effect of irritable bowel syndrome -- a common, chronic disorder affecting the large intestine, according to the Mayo Clinic.
"I've put up with it for years," he said. "You get worked up and you're going to have to go. ... I couldn't control my bowels. And he was right there. And it's just as simple as that."