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

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

Yacino lives on Webster Lake in Webster. He says Pezzella feeds the seagulls, who hang around his neighborhood, leaving their 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 says shows her feeding gulls.

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

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