If you park your car somewhere and there is a fire hydrant right next to it, be very careful! More could lie in store for you than you would have imagined. Such an incident took place recently in Boston when a man parked his brand new BMW right next to a fire hydrant.
The training in caution that he got will be one he will never forget for the rest of his life. He thought it was a free parking space that was available to park his car. But in fact the area was unoccupied because there was a fire hydrant in the footpath.
However, he got more than just a parking ticket. A conflagration started in the neighborhood and pretty soon the flames were virtually everywhere.
Now all the fire hydrants were being used and only the one right next this particular individual’s parked BMW was left untouched. The situation got out of hand, and this fire hydrant had to be employed in the firefighting too.
The result was that firefighters had to smash through the parked BMW’s windows and then force the pipe from the hydrant through the car. A dent developed in the side of the car as well. But ultimately the fire was put out.
But by then a lot of people were left homeless due to the damages their residences incurred from the fire. The owner arrived and looked on in rage at his damaged car. But there are voices in the community that have said that he deserved more than a $100 ticket.
They are saying that this man committed a stupid blunder and that he ought to be fined $500 instead. He drove off in a huff despite that fact that he had brought on the whole thing on himself. Next time it is hoped that the careless man will be more careful.
According to Inquisitr, Boston Fire Department spokesman MacDonald seems to think increasing the fine won’t help: “It’s just something you don’t do. The money, I don’t think, is a deterrent to anyone. Sometimes people do stupid things.”
News (@WESH) April 11, 2014