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Burbank Man Cannot Resist Urge to Feed Pigeons, Is Arrested for Creating Public Nuisance
Police in Burbank are asking one man to quit feeding the damn pigeons. Despite several warnings, and a citation, 59-year-old Charles Douglas can't seem to shake his habit of leaving bird seed in the alleys near Bob Hope Airport, and that habit has landed him in hot water.
Douglas was arrested Friday morning at his work and was "booked for public nuisance, violation of a court order and feeding of pigeons so as to create a public nuisance," according to CBS2.
The concern is that sustaining the pigeon population near the airport increases the likelihood they will cause a bird strike, which is when the pigeons are sucked into the engines, causing damage to the aircraft and potential danger for the crew and passengers should it interfere with the flight.
Airport officials say there has been an uptick in bird strikes at Bob Hope Airport recently.
As you may recall, a bird strike was to blame for the downing of US Airways Flight 1549, which was heroically guided to landing in NY's Hudson River, with no casualties.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.