Interesting to see how the city handles different cases of unauthorized water usage
From The Laredo Morning Times
A man allegedly tried to steal about 8,000 gallons of water from a fire hydrant, Laredo police said.
Alejandro Goytortura, 50, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon at police headquarters to face a criminal mischief charge. He is out on bail.
On Aug. 16, a City of Laredo utilities inspector discovered an illegal hook up to a city-owned fire hydrant in the 400 block of Logan Avenue.
The inspector removed a metal coupling with a 100-feet blue hose and placed it in his pickup.
On Aug. 20, the inspector met Goytortura, who claimed responsibility and ownership of the hose installed on the hydrant, a complaint states.
Court documents allege Goytortura was doing a construction job at Logan.
Goytortura allegedly loaded water four times to water caliche he had thrown to repair a road.
The complaint alleges the water was being used to compact the caliche.
Goytortura further stated he rented a 2,000 gallon truck to transport the water, court documents state.
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