Man monkeys with sprinkler, floods police HQ

June 24, 2009 6:26:43 AM PDT
A southeastern Pennsylvania man is free on bail, charged with criminal mischief for flooding the Easton police station. Robert Robertson III of Coatesville, Pa., was arrested in February for allegedly breaking the glass door at the Partyology store in Easton.

While he was at police headquarters, officials say, Robertson climbed the sides of his holding cell and fumbled with an emergency sprinkler which then went off, activating the station's fire alarm. Police say the sprinklers left 3 to 4 inches of water in parts of the station after just a few minutes.

Robertson waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and will apply for the accelerated rehabilitation disposition program, which could allow him to clear his record.


Information from: The Express-Times,

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