Missouri City Shames Dog Owners Who Don't Scoop Poop by Planting Funny Flags on Turds

October 11, 2019

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If it's not your s**t, you must acquit! The AP reports that the city of Springfield, Missouri, is trying to shame dog owners into picking up poop by planting flags in turds that get left behind. The flags sport sayings like, "Is this your turd? 'Cuz that's absurd," and, "This is a nudge to pick up the fudge.” City officials claim their workers are forced to pick up nearly 25 pounds of poop a week from downtown parks and parking lots, at a cost of $7,500 a year. Meanwhile, Springfield police wrote Wednesday on Facebook alongside a pic of the signs, "While the flags are funny and witty, keeping our community clean is not a joke." They added the hashtag, "#ScoopThePoop."