NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was caught on video allegedly trapping pigeons and stealing them off the streets of New York City.

A Manhattan woman posted the video on her Facebook page earlier this week. The woman who posted the video told CBS2 that the man used a net to trap the birds and scooped them up.

The man is caught on video carrying something to his van in the East Village, but it was not immediately clear what he was carrying.

Trapping birds is illegal in New York City without a permit, but it was not immediately clear if the man on video had one.

The NYPD said they are aware of the video, but have not investigated the incident because no formal complaint has been filed.


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