Pigeon Poop Blamed in Awning Collapse

Sunday, Dec 21, 2008  |  Updated 5:15 AM PDT
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Pigeon Poop Blamed in Awning Collapse

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How much does pigeon poop weigh, exactly?

Sheriff's deputies in Yuma County are blaming pigeons for the partial collapse of a gas station awning.

The canopy at the Shell station in the foothills east of Yuma collapsed at midmorning Friday on top of a BMW and a Hummer, but no one was hurt.

Sheriff's Maj. Leon Wilmot says 4 to 5 inches of pigeon excrement had built up on top of the awning. He says it's likely that recent rains soaked the waste and the weight was too much for the structure.

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