Poop police track down four legged offenders

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Too often, apartment tenants don't give a crap about cleaning up rogue doggie-doo.

The "Springs" in Oklahoma City installed 2 dozen doggie waste stations and still, a mounting mess.

"Hopefully you get someone who is confessing but 99% of the time I say I saw you not picking up after your pet and of course they deny it," Manager Julianne Burg said.

Determined to get to the bottom of a growing problem, The "Springs" has a high-tech solution -- feces forensics.

It's a mandatory canine registry.

Pet owners are required to get their dog's cheek swabbed.

It's then sent to a DNA database called "Poo Prints."

Groundskeepers are saddled with the responsibility of collecting the unscooped stools.

It's then sent to the lab to reveal the poopetrators.

"Then we get an email saying this is Fifi's feces," said Burg.

It's a $100 fine for the first violation, $200 for the second and $300 for the third.

After that, the tenants face possible eviction.

Brittany Burns has two dogs.

She is a responsible pet owner.

She thinks the poop policy keeps everybody honest.

"It holds everybody accountable for cleaning up after their pets. Plus, it keeps the community really clean," Burns said.

Since implementing doggie DNA over the summer, The Springs has seen a 99% reduction in waste.

Only 2 residents have been fined so far.

There are more than 2,000 properties in 3 countries now using "Poo Prints" to keep the neighborhood clean.

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