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Artist: Police pull rifle for dog poop cleanup

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Santa Fe, N.M. - An American Indian painter says New Mexico police pointed a rifle at him after his dog pooped in his car and a woman mistook his efforts to clean up the mess for a burglary.

A police report stated the officer pulled out a rifle and detained Pueblo artist Mateo Romero after Maria Markus reported a burglary in progress at her home.

Romero says he parked in her private driveway after his Shih Tzu, Han Solo, pooped in his SUV.

As he cleaned up the mess, Markus boxed him in with her vehicle and called 911.

Romero says Markus refused to speak with him before police arrived.



Source: Associated Press