A town along the Jersey shore is threatening people with arrest if they feed the birds at the boardwalk or beach.

FOX's Gary Baumgarten reports: 

(Mary Poppins) "Come feed the little birds, show them you care."

Not in Ocean City, New Jersey. Where you can be fined or even tossed into jail for feeding these guys...

Why are they taking such a tough stance?:

(Bergan) "We've had an increasing number of complaints from families, many with small children, about birds diving at food that's not even sitting out in the open. That's a scary experience for some folks."

That's Ocean City spokesman Doug Bergan. He says the penalties are up to $500 or 90 days in jail!

Gary Baumgarten, FOX News.

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