But this isn't a new problem, and in the past some Eastern suburbanites have taken more forceful, illegal actions. The New York Post recently reported: "Several years ago, a Staten Island man was busted for allegedly firing bottle rockets at a group of the birds to drive them off his property." As you might guess, it didn't work. Earlier this month a motorist deliberately drove through a flock of turkeys. "This was bound to happen," witness Anthony J. Carro reported, stating the turkeys sometimes hang out on his front lawn. "The roadways are so congested. Everybody's in a rush . . ." Except the big birds.