I'm sorry but this is ripe for discussion... LMAO what the heck happened here? How on earth... :rotfl: :rotfl:
Houston city workers mistakenly certify fake fire hydrant
Houston city workers mistakenly thought a fake fire hydrant was the real thing, painted it blue and gave it a serial number.
But the homeowner realized the mistake and contacted the city.
Debbie Vogelsang said that she was concerned that painting the old hydrant in the city's colors could cause dangerous confusion during a fire.
Her boyfriend, Brian Smith, bought the surplus fire hydrant at a garage sale three years ago, painted it red and plopped it next to his palm trees.
But a Houston maintenance worker last week repainted it yellow and blue and added a serial number.
Vogelsang e-mailed the city the same day.
Executive Assistant Fire Chief Rick Flanagan says the city will remove the serial number and a reflector wrongly indicating the fire hydrant was the real thing.
A public works spokesman says the matter is under investigation.