A feud between neighbors centers on a cussing cockatoo.
A beautiful waterfront neighborhood in Warwick is the scene of an ugly dispute: a battle between neighbors centered on a cussing cockatoo.
Kathleen Melker and her boyfriend, Craig Fontaine, live next door to Fontaine's ex-wife, Lynne Taylor, and her cockatoo.
The houses are about 50 feet apart.
The bird is in big trouble, for apparently saying profanities.
Melker said she recorded a video of the bird swearing to prove a pattern of harassment that goes back more than a year.
Taylor was ticketed for an animal noise violation.
She's fighting a $15 fine in municipal court.
Warwick police said they've been to the residence to deal with the dispute at least two dozen times in the past few months.
They've filled a binder at least 3 inches thick with police reports and complaints.
Police said both neighbors have restraining orders against each other.
They've complained about everything from throwing rocks and spraying hoses to a large mural of the cockatoo painted on a ramshackle building outside Taylor's home.
The bird's portrait has since been painted over.