CARMEL, Ind., - Before the city of Carmel, Indiana opens its new park, the city is considering hiring a company that can trace a dog's waste back to its owner.
It's called "PooPrints."
"We can match the mess, if you will, or discover the 'poopetrators' as we like to call them, between the waste that is left behind and the dog owner who did not scoop up that dog waste," said Eric Mayer, director of business development at "PooPrints."
"It's like you see on TV where they take a suspect in on CSI, they stick the cotton swab in their mouth and move it around a little bit," Axis Property Manager, Leah Downie said.
It may sound bizarre, but the idea is catching on.
Apartment complexes and condos in 45 states are already using it.