A REGULAR customer returned to pay for his coffee just minutes after taking a poo behind a Wellwood shop.

The man had earlier pleaded with the shop assistant to let him use their toilet otherwise he would "crap himself" in the store.

He left KeyStore on Leaside Crescent with two bakery bags in his hands and came back shortly afterwards to pay for the coffee he had made and spilled.

To the owner's astonishment, the man also popped back to the store the following day where he was then asked to pick up his mess – which had been found the night before.

But he was disgusted with her request for him to clean up after himself and refused.

Herninder Bahia has worked at the Wellwood store since 1992 and was left stunned by the incident.

She told the Press her message to the unknown perpetrator is simple: "It's still there ready for you to clean up. We'll even pay for the bags you can use.

"He was actually angry and disgusted at ME for giving him a bag and telling him to go and pick up what he had done.

"I just thought, 'Are you for real?'

"He wasn't embarrassed or remorseful.

"It was as if nothing had happened, like taking a dump in the street was normal behaviour."

Her son, Manny, served the foul customer – believed to be in his 40s or 50s – at around 12.15pm on Tuesday last week.

He said: "He came in and poured himself a coffee, which he then spilled.

"He then asked to use the toilet. I said that I couldn't let him go back and use it and that's when he said: 'Please, please ... I'm going to crap myself!'

"Those words have stayed with me. 

"You don't forget lines like that.

"He said he would have to go outside and do it there. 

"I thought he was joking.

"He took two bakery bags on his way out. I thought at least if he was going to do it, he would use them to tidy it up. He didn't.

"I was speechless as well, to be honest.

"I've been to festivals and seen nothing as bad as that."

Unsurprisingly, Herninder said that should the man visit the shop again, he'll be given the bum's rush.

"It's the talk of the town," she added.

"If he comes back in, he'll be told where to go ... round the corner to tidy up what he did."

An appeal has been posted on the shop's front door as the family look to get to the bottom of identifying the culprit.

The police have also been made aware of the incident.