Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is a very costly prank. Idiots!

23. July 15, Press-Register - (Alabama) Charges follow water alarm. Two young men who climbed to the top of a Stapleton, Alabama, water tower created a security scare and expense for the utility, as well as potential big bills and long jail sentences for themselves, a water system administrator said. The general manager of North Baldwin Utilities said the two suspects may have opened the hatch on top of the tower before they were brought down and arrested early Sunday. The incident triggered automatic safety measures designed to respond to a suspected terrorist attack - primarily the draining of 750,000 gallons from the tower. A crew was disinfecting it Monday and after testing, it will be refilled by the end of the week. Endangering the food or water supply is a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction, according to state law. Source:

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