‘Highly intoxicated’ contractor rips fire hydrant from the ground

A fire hydrant was damaged after a “highly intoxicated” contractor disengaged a parked van that rolled over the hydrant, according to a report.

At 7:21 p.m. June 3, officers responded to the 5800 block of Longbow Drive and saw a white van parked on top of the damaged fire hydrant.

Terrance Tyler, of Camvic Terrace in Cincinnati, was rocking back and forth in his seat and did not respond when officers called out to him, according to a police report.

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Tyler eventually exited the van and “struggled to stand up under his own power,” according to the report. “Tyler could not coherently answer questions and did not appear to understand what was happening.”

An officer handcuffed Tyler “before he recklessly hurt himself or others,” according to the report. Tyler then began screaming at the officers, police said. Officers said Tyler did not appear to understand the officer and was placed in the back of a police cruiser.

According to witness statements, Tyler was working with a group of contractors at a home in the 5800 block of Longbow Drive when a co-worker placed him in the van “because he became too intoxicated to work.”

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The co-worker was in the driver’s seat to watch Tyler, who was in the passenger seat. That’s when he “recklessly” grabbed the van’s gear shift and pulled it into gear without the keys in the ignition.

The co-worker steered the van to avoid it from hitting a parked car, but it backed into the fire hydrant “ripping it from the ground.”

The van stopped in a neighbor’s front yard.

A local resident saw Tyler then “pull his genitals out and urinate all over the side of the van,” according to the police report.

A pizza delivery worker also saw the entire incident, according to the report.

Tyler was charged with public indecency and disorderly conduct, both fourth-degree misdemeanors, and criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor. He’s scheduled to be in Area II Court on June 20.

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