Plumsted farmer to make good on baa-aaad situation

Hisham Moharram, a farmer whose flock of more than 50 sheep has been escaping and angering neighbors, is promising he has put a stop to his animals' grazing invasions. According to police, Moharram's

News 12 Staff

Jan 14, 2009, 1:14 AM

Updated 5,659 days ago

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Hisham Moharram, a farmer whose flock of more than 50 sheep has been escaping and angering neighbors, is promising he has put a stop to his animals' grazing invasions.
According to police, Moharram's flock escaped Good Tree Farm about a dozen times last year. The sheep have been squeezing under the farmer's fence in order to munch on his neighbors grass - often leaving behind a messy parting gift for his angry neighbors.
Police say they've warned him about the poor fencing and have warned him he could face up to $10,000 in fines. To date, however, the farmer has not been ticketed by animal control or police.
Moharram has pledged to house the sheep in a more secure interior pen until the spring. Then he says the animals will be moved behind heavy-duty fencing at the back of his 55-acre farm, away from his neighbors.
Despite the farmer's apparent cooperation, he doesn't believe he's at fault for the escapes and says he would fight citations vehemently in court if he receives any.
"How can it be my fault if the damage was done to my fence?" he says. "It wasn't a broken fence that I had neglected."


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