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Residents steamed over poop issues at Village dog park

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Some Villages residents told Channel 9 the Paradise Dog Park no longer lives up to its name.

Recently, there have been arguments over the dogs that did their business and the owners who did not pick it up. 

Authorities had to be called to the park when witnesses said two grown men – ages 72 and 83 – got into an argument.

"Taking a bag of, you know, doo-doo, and sticking it in somebody's nose is inappropriate," said Villages resident Ed Boufford.

"So the guy grabbed his hat and pulled it down over his head.  He had glasses on, and the glasses cut his nose," said resident Bob Scheib.

Some Villages district supervisors suggested using doggie DNA to connect the pooch waste to the owners, but not everyone was on board with the idea.

"There's better ways to spend the taxpayers' money, I think, than testing dog poop," said resident Ilene Bourbeau.

Some dog park regulars would rather see more money spent cleaning up the leaves so they can easily find what their pets left behind.

"My dog pooped over here before.  Do you see all those leaves?  Find it," said resident Hennie Goldensohn.