CSI: Scoop the poop
The residents of Scarlett Place, a condominium near the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, are calling out the dogs. Or maybe in this case they're calling them in.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the residents of the condo have become so fed up that someone has failed to pick up after their dog that they're considering mandated DNA tests for every dog in the building.
Under the proposal, the canine residents of the condo -- and their canine visitors -- would be swabbed for a DNA sample. Of course DNA testing comes at a price: Owners would have to pay $50 to cover the test and supplies -- for each pooch. Then there's the extra $10 per month per dog that owners would have to dish out to have someone pick up a sample and send it to a lab for testing.
And if it turns out that your dog did the doo-doo, cough up $500.
It should come as no surprise that the proposal has led to some interesting back-and-forth.
"It's absolutely ridiculous," resident Richard Hopp tells the Sun. "I feel like I'm living in a 'Seinfeld' episode."
The condo board will decide what to do at a Wednesday hearing.
Washington Post editors
| May 17, 2010; 2:22 PM ET
Categories: Maryland | Tags: baltimore, inner harbor, pooper scooper, scarlett place
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