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Man Who Fought with Firefighters Arrested

KSAL StaffDecember 15, 2017

An unlawful backyard burn leads to charges for a Salina man who became agitated with firefighters.

Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that Salina Firefighters were called to a home at 929 Sheridan on Thursday night around 11:30pm.

Police say the owner, Jeffrey Cook, 31 had been drinking alcoholic beverages and was burning an old dresser drawer outside the fire ring in his backyard.

The fire crew asked if they could use his garden hose to put out the flame instead of using their larger equipment .

He agreed – and then became agitated yelling at the the crew, grabbing the hose spraying water on those nearby.

Police arrested Cook on charges of simple battery, disorderly conduct, unlawful interference with a firefighter and unlawful open burn.

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