Don Ching secretly videotaped a neighbor’s dog relieving itself on his lawn, and now the pet owner could face a $1,000 fine.
Thomas Dickason must answer charges of offensive littering and criminal mischief.
“When I first saw it, I couldn’t believe he knew what he was doing,” said Ching, who did not warn Dickason.
Ching said he set up a surveillance post in the window of his secondfloor bedroom and dressed in black to avoid being spotted through the shades.
He videotaped Dickason and his Lhasa apso four days in a row last week before calling police and distributing copies of the video to 15 neighbors.
“It was kind of satisfying, like ‘OK, I got you now,”’ Ching said.
Dickason claims he always returns to collect his dog’s droppings.
As for Ching’s videotaping, he said, “I think the neighbors are thinking, ‘Sheesh, get a life.”’