A campaigner who replaced dog mess with drawings of cupcakes has been told that she could be arrested ... for criminal damage.You mean, they can’t catch the dog-foulers, but they can catch a lone female ‘artist’ drawing pictures in bio-degradable, non-toxic chalk on the pavement?
Hmmm, something whiffs here…
Her mission was simple: replace every dog mess she found with a chalk drawing of a pink cupcake in a yellow cup. Such is the extent of the 'plague' in her area that she drew 25 sketches in just three days.Wow! Those two WPCs must feel so proud.
She also wrote: 'Dog owners, please clear up your dog's mess. Children walk here.'
However, on Saturday, she was approached by two WPCs who told her the drawings constituted criminal damage and had to be cleaned away.
Why try to tackle Wayne with his snarling pitbull when you can intimidate weedy little Louise, who won’t spit at you, swear, or ignore you?
She said: 'I explain that it's just chalk and it's part of a campaign to end this scourge of dog fouling by a children's park and school, but they're insistent it is criminal damage and I must wash it off.And makes them feel like real cops?
'They are clear that I must fetch a bucket and a brush. I guess this is so it feels like a real punishment.'
After washing the cupcakes off the streets she added: 'I only wish they'd keep an eye out for the perpetrators of the actual crime.'Don’t be silly!
'I'm prepared to stand trial for this - but I don't think I would ever be arrested and I don't think any judge in the land would throw the book at me for what I'm doing. 'Sadly, I suspect you’re wrong.