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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Residents in a Washington, D.C. Community Say Dog Feces and Urine Are Dripping Down onto Their Balconies

Washington, DC -  Residents in a D.C. community say dog feces and urine are dripping down onto their balconies from the neighbor upstairs.

Keita Vanterpool says the disgusting situation is ruining her quality of life.

"I'll smell the stench of the urine and feces. It's unbelievable," said Keita Vanterpool.

"It's limited my capacity to even open my door and enjoy fresh air. I can't have my nieces and nephews over to play because the balcony is always contaminated."

Norma Brooks said her balcony is contaminated too.

"I don't want that! You know that's horrible," she said.

WUSA9's Stephanie Gailhard went two floors up to talk to Vanterpool's neighbor about the droppings.

Paul Travis admitted to Stephanie he washed dog feces and urine off his balcony at least once.

Vanterpool said the problem has been on-going for the last six months. She even took her concerns to city officials.

"I presented the information to authorities and they said we have to be out here when he does it."

She said he pours the animal feces and urine off his balcony around midnight when authorities are off the clock. She said she has pleaded with property management to do something.

"They have this attitude of we will get to it when we get to it and we will do it at the last minute so we are not cited and fined."

Vanterpool is taking Travis to court next month. She hopes he gets the message.

"You need to stop this. It is not right you would not like someone pouring animal excrement onto you and causing you extra stress. It is just not right."

WUSA9 reached out to city officials and property management at Marbury plaza, to ask them about the neighbors concerns. So far no one has called us back.




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