ANAHEIM, Calif (AP) – A California Fire Department enflamed some social media users but amused others by posting pictures of the busted-out windows of a car parked in front of a fire hydrant.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, the Anaheim Fire Department asked: “Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out? Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and the citation and towing fees?”
The post included four photos showing the vehicle’s rear side windows busted out to make way for a fire hose.
The department penned a new post on Wednesday after a virtual firestorm of responses, including many saying the hose could have gone over the car, or that the department shouldn’t have shamed the driver by posting the photos, which don’t include any identifying information.
“We posted this incident to illustrate and educate, not to humiliate anyone,” the post said. “In answer as to why break the windows instead of going under, over, or around the car … it doesn’t work. The hose needs a straight line out of the hydrant. We do not damage property unless it is needed.”