Redwood City refunds fine on woman for feeding birds

March 16, 2011 7:34:59 AM PDT
Redwood city officials have refunded a fine they levied on an 84-year-old woman last month after dismissing her citation for feeding birds.

City staff said she dumped birdseed at the Woodside Plaza Shopping Center on Woodside Road and threatened to shoot someone while on the phone with a city code enforcement officer. She denies having threatened anyone, paid the $200 fine for feeding birds, but contested the citation. City officials said feeding pigeons is illegal, but only at Courthouse Square.