Thursday, January 27, 2011

Roof collapse blamed on bird poop

California - Vacaville Fire Department officials are blaming pigeons for the collapse of a gas station awning that nearly struck a woman who had just finished filling her tank. Vacaville resident Chris Doss had stopped at Quick Way Gas when a quarter of the station’s metal roofing came thundering down next to her under the weight of several inches of bird droppings. “It just went ‘boom’ and then it all came down,” said Doss, who had just finished putting gas in her car. She had just gotten back into her car on one side of the island and hadn’t even had a chance to put the key in the ignition when the entire roofing section on the other side of the island collapsed, giving way to an avalanche of bird droppings.  More…

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