Fire hydrant color leads to fist fight

A fire hydrant (MGN Online, file)
A fire hydrant (MGN Online, file)

CAMAS, Wash. (KOIN) — A fire hydrant painted the wrong color led to a fist fight between the homeowner and a city water employee after the homeowner allegedly pulled a gun on the worker.

The incident in the 1400 block of NE Dallas Street happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Camas police said.

The unnamed city water employee earlier stopped by the home of Steven Timmons with a note explaining the fire hydrant Timmons painted red should be re-painted yellow to conform with the other city hydrants.

Timmons did not like the note, and with the employees business card, figured out where in Camas the water worker lived. Timmons and the water worker arrived at just about the same time at the worker’s home, Camas Police Sgt. Scot Boyles told KOIN 6 News.

Timmons allegedly pulled a gun on the worker, but the worker managed to get it away from him and tossed it aside. The fight began and both men were still fighting when police arrived.

Timmons, 54, was arrested for first-degree assault and is being held in the Clark County Jail.

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