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Charges against the 60-year-old businessman accused of feeding a growing flock of pigeons near Bob Hope Airport -- causing a safety hazard for air traffic -- were dismissed last week after officials determined he had stayed out of trouble for the last six months.
After Charles Douglas pleaded no contest last year to one count of public nuisance, Asst. City Atty. Danny Wei said they would drop the charges if he complied with conditions handed out in his February sentencing.
“He did,” Wei said.
Officials determined Douglas had stayed away from feeding birds within 100 yards of his business, Wei said, and dropped the charges.
But his attorney, Donald Ingalls, had said last year that Douglas was innocent and only took the deal because he couldn’t afford to go to trial.