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Smearing Feces on walls

We have an employee (unknown) who is smearing feces on the bathroom walls, management held a meeting and came up with different solutions. I believe that this is mental issue. can you give me some insight on what type of person we are looking at here?
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When we see this behavior in adults it is typically in someone in a mental hospital, solitary confinement or other extreme setting.  

Do you have any clues, hunches, or more information?  We would certainly wonder who, but also why now
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A member recently posted a similar post on the mental health expert forum.  In that case it was a family member.  My impression from the question and answer was that the individual must be seriously disturbed (and that they should be receiving treatment).

The behavior sounds kind of anti-social.

Good luck finding this person and helping them get treatment.
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