Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have ordered John Webb to stop washing the bird droppings off the sidewalk in front of his downtown restaurant. Webb has washed the sidewalk for 18 years. But officials now say that since the droppings run into the storm drain he's violating the city's stormwater ordinance and could be fined $2,000 a day. But don't the droppings run into storm drains when it rains? Yeah, but that's legal, they say.
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