A Virginia woman accused of not cleaning up after the dog she was walking was found not guilty Wednesday.
According to reports, Kimberly Zakrzewski was walking a friend’s dog in April in Fairfax County when a neighbor called police, reporting Zakrzewski failed to clean up after the dog near her home.
The criminal case examined evidence from the plaintiffs and sisters, Virginia and Christine Cornell, which included video and photographs. The Cornell sisters had apparently reported Zakrzewski to the police at least six times previously for other complaints, including one that led to a lawsuit for reckless driving a few years ago.
Zakrzewski maintained she always cleaned up after the dog when walking him and carried baggies with her on every walk. She said the poop was the wrong size and consistency to have come from the dog. The defense said the sisters were pressing a vendetta and brought the lawsuit as a form of harassment against Zakrzewski.
A seven-person jury deliberated for less than half an hour before coming back with a not guilty verdict.
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