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B.C. town councillor sorry for dog poop left on desk

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(Mike DiBattista/Postmedia Network/Files)

Leaving a pile of dog feces on a bylaw officer's desk turned out to be a crappy joke.

Neil Horner, a councillor for the Vancouver Island town of Qualicum Beach, apologized to bylaw enforcement officer Don Marshall for his "epic example of stupid airheadedness" at Monday's council meeting, according to the Parksville Qualicum Beach News.

During the meeting, Horner said a few weeks ago the bylaw officer told him someone from his "inner circle had been seen walking the family dog and not picking up the feces."

Told it was not the first time a complaint had been made, Horner wanted to avoid embarrassing the person and asked Marshall if he could go and clean it up himself.

After Marshall agreed to the offer, Horner went and picked up the poop and placed the bag on the back of his bike. Feeling good about himself, he then decided to get some coffee.

"I stopped myself before I did, however, thinking I would show Mr. Marshall the bag to show that I had indeed followed up with my pledge to clean it up," Horner told council, thinking the two of them would have a light-hearted laugh and go on with their day.

"However, when I got to his desk, he wasn't there and in an epic example of stupid airheadedness, I left the bag on his desk. What was I thinking? I don’t think I was."

Horner said he was sincerely sorry for what he did and had no intention of upsetting anyone or trying to make a statement with the bag of poop.