(CBS/AP) FAIRFAX, Va. - A jury in northern Virginia has found a woman not guilty of violating a pooper scooper law. This was a closely watched case that highlights growing concern over dog waste left behind in suburban neighborhoods.
The Washington Post reported that a jury on Tuesday cleared Kimberly Zakrzewski of allegations she failed to clean up after a dog named Baxter she often walks for a friend.
The case began in April when a woman complained that her neighbor, Zakrzewski, failed to remove waste deposited by the fluffy, 19-pound pet.
Zakrzewski said no pooper scooper violation occurred, noting she carries plastic bags on every walk. The newspaper says she had initially been found guilty of a misdemeanor after missing a lower court date but was allowed this week's appeal to a circuit court.