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.

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Prosecutors said a city arborist inspected the shrubs last week and determined the foliage would grow back.

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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.

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