Pair of animal activists convicted of trespassing
Two Agoura Hills animal activists were convicted of trespassing Thursday in connection with protests against a Los Angeles Animal Services employee, the City Attorney’s Office reported. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury convicted Dr. Jerry Vlasak, 49, and his wife, Pamelyn Ferdin, 48, of Agoura Hills for one count each of targeted trespassing, City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Ferdin was also convicted of trespassing. The targeted trespassing charge stemmed from a protest in June 2004 within 100 feet of the Hollywood residence of David Dilberto, director of field operations for the Department of Animal Services. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Vlasak, a trauma surgeon, is a self-appointed spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, a radical animal rights group. Ferdin, a former child actress, is a cofounder of the Animal Defense League-Los Angeles, which now faces criminal conspiracy charges for allegedly terrorizing city workers and their families. Sentencing for Vlasak and Ferdin for their trespassing conviction has been set for June 22. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!