The Mayor of Capri doesn't take any crap!
He announced plans for a 'CSI-style' DNA database to catch the owners of dogs who soil the picturesque walkways on the Mediterranean island.
Using sophisticated DNA testing normally reserved only for major crimes, dog owners will have to submit their dogs' genetic details to a central database.
Samples of dog mess will be sent to a crime laboratory for testing to identify the guilty dog - and owner.
Local police will then be able to match any fouling on the white-washed alleyways of Capri to any one its 1,000 resident dogs. The fine for dog fouling is 2,000 euro.
The unusual step is the latest scheme of the Mayor, who is intent on maintaining Capri's reputation as a top tourist destination.
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