Lincoln Police Respond To Several Cases of Someone Opening Fire-Hydrants Across City

Lincoln Police Respond To Several Cases of Someone Opening Fire-Hydrants Across City

Lincoln police are looking for whoever opened up several fire-hydrants across town.

Lincoln Police Captain Ben Kopsa tells KLIN News that police responded to six counts of spraying hydrants overnight.

“Just kind of an odd deal,” says Kopsa. “I don’t know what they were thinking but they obviously put some effort into it.”

Kopsa says there was no damage to any of the fire-hydrants and he’s not sure what the person’s intent was.

“It caused at least one person to call in and say that they had water in their basement as a result of this,” says Kopsa.

Kopsa notes that civilians opening fire-hydrants is a misdemeanor under city ordinance 9.24.050 which states:

“It shall be unlawful for any person to tamper with, break, injure, or destroy any fire hydrant, or for any person except a duly authorized employee of the city to open any fire hydrant.”