Bob Dylan's odorous outhouse
March 17, 2009
MALIBU, CA — Neighbors of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan are complaining of a stench wafting from an outhouse behind his ocean-view estate, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Neighbors claim that the nighttime sea breeze sends a noxious odor from a portable toilet on Dylan’s property into their homes; the stench has made members of one family physically ill and forced them to abandon their bedrooms on warm nights, the story stated.
According to the story, David Emminger, whose home is directly behind the porta-potty that is apparently intended for use by employees of the entertainer, installed five industrial-size fans in his front yard in an attempt to blow the odor back at Dylan, but the fans are no match for the ocean breeze.
In January, an inspector reported that a city code enforcement officer was turned away by Dylan’s security staff and was told that he was trespassing, the story noted.
Malibu municipal officials are investigating the porta-potty complaints that have been ignored by Dylan for over six months, the story added.
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