To solve the mystery of which dog is been leaving its poop behind a luxury building's hall, a condo board in Baltimore proposed that every dog living in the complex would have its DNA tested, reports the Baltimore Sun. Steve Frans, the board member came up with the idea of testing the droppings' DNA, tells the paper: "We pay all this money, and we're walking around stepping in dog poop. ... Some people think it's funny.

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