Massachusetts man sues neighbor over seagull mess

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man sick of the mess seagulls leave at his dock and boat wants the neighbor he says is responsible for attracting the birds to pay up.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that Frank Yacino has sued Lisa Pezzella in small claims court.

Yacino lives on Webster Lake in Webster. He says Pezzella feeds the seagulls that hang around his neighborhood, leaving droppings all over his property and making it impossible to enjoy the water. He’s asking for $1,500 to replace his boat’s seat covers and $500 for the time he’s spent pressure-washing his dock.

The town has issued a cease-and-desist order to Pezzella, based on video officials say shows her feeding gulls.

Her lawyer calls the case silly and denies his client feeds the birds.

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