The Chicago Tribune reports that a police sergeant accidentally discharged his gun Monday night inside Chicago’s Central District police station.
The round went into the first floor ceiling, hitting a pipe that gushed water for two hours before it could be cut off. The ensuing downpour ruined desks and computers.
No one was injured but twelve male and three female prisoners awaiting court appearances in the station’s holding cells had to be transferred to another police station.
This is likely to cost the sergeant dearly. If I were him, I would say that I smelled something burning and since there was no sprinkler system, I decided to shoot the water pipe instead. Can anyone think of a better excuse?