Shelton Man Sprays Fire Officials With Hose: Police

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    Police said a man turned the hose on firefighters investigating an open burning complaint.

    A 77-year-old Shelton man was arrested on Tuesday when he turned the hose on firefighters who went to his house to investigate a fire, according to police.

    A complaint about open burning sent the fire marshal and assistant fire chief to Mark Lilly’s home on Beardsley Road yesterday, but he refused to put out the fire, then became verbally abusive, police said.

    According to police, Lilly did get a garden hose, but sprayed both fire officials instead of the fire.

    Lilly was issued a misdemeanor summons for opening burning and breach of peace. 

    He is scheduled to appear in Derby Court on July 1. 

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