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Man faces felony charge over trimming shrubs

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 01:41 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2013



SAN DIEGO » Trimming overgrown shrubs may have won Juvencio Adame praise from neighbors, but it also brought the San Diego man a felony charge from prosecutors.

U-T San Diego reported Saturday that 46-year-old Adame was charged with defacement, damage and destruction in excess of $400 after he pruned shrubbery on city land next to his Ocean Beach property in July.

Adame told neighbors that the shrubs in the neighborhood popular with surfers had become a haven for homeless people to sleep and litter.

Adame is due in court Thursday. He and the district attorney's office declined to comment on the case.

Neighbor Glenn Goss says the case is a waste of taxpayer money and that Adame is being prosecuted for doing the kind of pruning that city workers ought to do.







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CAHAOLE wrote:
Unbelievable !!! DA go prosecute some real criminals......
on November 30,2013 | 10:43AM
South76 wrote:
For real yeah...man what is this country turning to? The city is not doing their job and now are prosecuting a community member for making the shrub more manageable.
on December 1,2013 | 05:31AM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
such a waste of money - he should sue the City for not doing their job!
on November 30,2013 | 11:13AM
scooters wrote:
So it's "protect the homeless" vs the peace of mine and safety of the public? Amazing...sound like something Honolulu would do...let the homeless take over the city....
on November 30,2013 | 02:02PM
Too_Much_Pilikia wrote:
Not WOULD do.....that's what the city IS doing. Gutless cowards.
on November 30,2013 | 03:41PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
This is so outrageous that one cannot fathom how on in the world a citizen can be prosecuted for doing what the city and county should have done in the first place for free. You would think common sense would be used in such a circumstance. Instead, they waste tax payer money to prosecute a good Samaritan. And now this good Samaritan is going to be fined for something that he may as well be paid for. Further, what kind of a message is this county putting out? That it is not okay to take responsibility for your neighborhood? That bureaucracy is needed to do even a simply task as trimming the shrubs? So this the thanks that this man gets for cutting shrubs? It sounds like a case of an overzealous attorney who has nothing better to do than to prosecute the innocent. He should be fired for his lack of common sense. This should not have gone this far.
on November 30,2013 | 07:47PM
kgolfinghawaii wrote:
Welcome to California the communist paradise.
on December 1,2013 | 02:24AM
mijlive wrote:
coming soon to a state just west of it, so stay tuned.
on December 1,2013 | 06:43AM
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