Hydrant used to fill private pool
KANSAS CITY, Kan. ” Police spotted a fire crew hooking their hose into a hydrant and filling a private swimming pool with water, authorities said.
An internal investigation into Sunday’s incident is under way and the three-person fire crew could face disciplinary action ranging from suspensions to being fired, said Mike Taylor, spokesman for Wyandotte County’s Unified Government.
Criminal charges could also be filed, he said.
“Taking water from the hydrant to fill a private swimming pool without paying for it is theft,” Taylor said Wednesday at a news conference.
Taylor said the resident with the pool will get a bill after the Board of Public Utilities estimates the amount of water taken.
The leader of the crew ” a department veteran of more than 20 years who was serving as an acting captain ” and the two other firefighters remain on duty during the investigation.