SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County prosecutors want to drop a felony charge against a man for trimming overgrown shrubs on public property.
The District Attorney’s filed court papers Monday saying that 46-year-old Juvencio Adame was charged with felony vandalism because police had estimated about $3,000 worth of damage to the shrubs. That’s well above the $400 threshold for a misdemeanor count.READ MORE: Christmas Tree Shortage? Yes. Turkey Shortage? Unlikely For California
Prosecutors said a city arborist inspected the shrubs last week and determined the foliage would grow back.READ MORE: Record Rain Brings Insect Infestation To Surface
Police believed that Adame pruned the shrubs next to his Ocean Beach property because it was blocking his view. U-T San Diego reports Adame was concerned the shrubs had become a haven for homeless people to sleep and litter.
Adame told XETV-TV he was relieved the charge was being dropped.MORE NEWS: Softball Team Hoping To Rebuild After Practice Facility Collapses During Storm
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