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Man fined for releasing pigeons on the highway

By Ben Hooper

Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Traffic cameras on a Chinese highway recorded the moment a man parked his car on the shoulder and released 60 to 70 pigeons from his car.

The video shows the man parking at the side of a Jilin Province highway Saturday and releasing dozens of pigeons from inside his car.

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The man told police he had been keeping the pigeons but decided to set them free. He said he chose the highway because it was a wide open space.

Police said the man was fined about $29 and lost six points from his license for parking in the highway's emergency lane.

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