This one came through in an email from a city colleague, and I thought it was classic idiot driver behavior. I don't know if the driver was drinking or not, but to do something that stupid and then leave your bumper there, one would think you'd have to be.
Not sure what the coincidence is about the same hydrant being hit same time last year - but perhaps we should hire additional security around there next November?
FIRE HYDRANT 102-A DAMAGED BY CAR ON 11/17/06. We had a car hit the fire hydrant at the corner of 23rd and Pennsylvania hard enough that the 200 plus pound top was thrown approximately 60 feet into a neighboring yard. The car then left the scene and apparently caused damage further down the street. However, they managed to leave the cars front bumper complete with the license plate at the site of the sheared fire hydrant as well as various other car parts along the path of destruction. This same fire hydrant was hit at approximately the same time last year.