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[OP]
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Dec 7, 2008
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This happens - what do you do?

Looking out front window

See trashy guy with trashy dogs (one pit bull no muzzle) from trashy rental building close by letting his dogs take a crap on your front lawn

You say/do....? (Keeping in mind he's probably a career small time criminal and has no ability to pick up the crap anyway).

Tell him off?
Pick up the crap and throw it at him?
Nothing
Other?
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In real case, my wife walked out and said, wait.........then asked them to pick up the dog's crap, they said they had nothing to put it, so she said to wait and she would get something. She got a small bag and a putty knife and paper towels, then watched the person collect the dog waste. We never said the person walk by our house again. Mind you, we don't live in a bad neighbourhood and my wife has no problems taking care of herself, so she said she sounded assertive. I wasn't there but when you've been married for 30 years I could have envisioned it.
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Feb 23, 2008
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Tell them to PICK THAT CRAP UP OR ELSE YOU WILL BE GETTING THE HELLS ANGELS MOTOR CYCLE GANG AFTER THEM!
Lets Go Blue Jays!!!
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Learn to choose your battles in life. Do u want to risk losing an arm (or whatever) over this?

Personally, I've confronted people outside my house over a variety of issues. Not sure if it was the smart thing to do... One suspicious guy showed me a knife in his sleeve. One guy got shot dead by the cops an hr later. One guy on xmas eve said he was coming back to vandalize my car.
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Becks wrote: Learn to choose your battles in life. Do u want to risk losing an arm (or whatever) over this?

Personally, I've confronted people outside my house over a variety of issues. Not sure if it was the smart thing to do... One suspicious guy showed me a knife in his sleeve. One guy got shot dead by the cops an hr later. One guy on xmas eve said he was coming back to vandalize my car.
Couldn't agree more. You can't control everyone around you for the rest of your life.
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Becks wrote: Learn to choose your battles in life. Do u want to risk losing an arm (or whatever) over this?

Personally, I've confronted people outside my house over a variety of issues. Not sure if it was the smart thing to do... One suspicious guy showed me a knife in his sleeve. One guy got shot dead by the cops an hr later. One guy on xmas eve said he was coming back to vandalize my car.
#winning #streetjustice
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Becks wrote: Learn to choose your battles in life. Do u want to risk losing an arm (or whatever) over this?

Personally, I've confronted people outside my house over a variety of issues. Not sure if it was the smart thing to do... One suspicious guy showed me a knife in his sleeve. One guy got shot dead by the cops an hr later. One guy on xmas eve said he was coming back to vandalize my car.
This is what most people should be afraid of - if you confront someone in front of your house they know where you live and you know nothing about them. While it would be great if we could all put our differences aside and do the right thing, that's clearly not on the mind of the individual who is going to walk away from the dog crap their dog put on your lawn. So confronting them is much riskier then just picking up the poop yourself.
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robbieD wrote:
Tell him off?
Pick up the crap and throw it at him?
Nothing
Other?
That what is wrong with the society today, first reaction is to throw s.hit and scream.
How first trying to talk and explain the problem, try it one day, it often works better than throwing s.hit.
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I always bring bags for poop when walking the dogs, but I must admit I've been in the embarrassing situation of running out of bags before (my one little Jack Russell took 14 poops on a jog one day lol). Luckily for me the dogs prefer to go in really out of the way places (where nobody is ever likely to step on it) such as in the bush. I would hate to be in the situation of running out of bags and the dog poops on someone's lawn. I'd feel terrible.
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Homerhomer wrote: That what is wrong with the society today, first reaction is to throw s.hit and scream.
How first trying to talk and explain the problem, try it one day, it often works better than throwing s.hit.
LOL, you really think the dog owner needs an explanation-that he doesn't know the homeowners family doesn't want to step in dog crap?

OP, better off to talk to the dog if you go this route.
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Pick up the poop, follow the person to their home. Knock on the door and when they answer, hand them the bag of crap explaining to them that they left this on your lawn.
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I'm not a fan of confronting trashy looking people. I'd grumble, then go pick it up myself.

Best case scenario: They pick up the poop, and I never see them again.
Worst case scenario: They retaliate
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I've had numerous situations where I've gone after people for throwing garbage on my lawn. However, in this case, as someone said, pick your battles. I'd let this one go and just pick it up yourself.
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Aug 20, 2005
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About 10 houses down my street, there's a house that I walk by where there are massive droppings on the small front lawn area (which is cemented). I'm assuming it is their own dog that they let out to do it's massive unloading on their property, unless every single bad dog owner is targeting their property. Last week I passed by and saw approximately nice sized 10-15 piles. And walking home yesterday just after school was let out - who knew, the woman walking in front of me with her two young children walked straight into that house. Wow, I guess people really do not care.
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Dog poop problems will never end until u implement a plan of prevention, like a barrier (fence) or thorny bush.

People in Toronto seem to be pretty good about picking up dog poop. In Vancouver, the problem is really bad. And there are pitbulls everywhere here, too, ha ha.
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Jan 31, 2016
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"hey, do you need a bag to pick that up? I can get you one if so"

If he goes mental, turn around walk away. Not worth it
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May 1, 2012
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Ya let's tell OP to ask a small-time con with his pitbull to pick up after himself. That's a great idea.

Best case scenario, the small-time con from social housing will pick up the dog poop.

Worse case scenario, get robbed and stabbed.

Totally worth it.
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Becks wrote: Learn to choose your battles in life. Do u want to risk losing an arm (or whatever) over this?

Personally, I've confronted people outside my house over a variety of issues. Not sure if it was the smart thing to do... One suspicious guy showed me a knife in his sleeve. One guy got shot dead by the cops an hr later. One guy on xmas eve said he was coming back to vandalize my car.
Exactly.
Move into the middle of nowhere you don't want trashy people around your property.
[OP]
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Dec 7, 2008
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Next day: same size sh!t in the same spot! I'm furious! But as many of you noted, there is literally no point engaging with these types of people. They literally have nothing to lose.

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