“…Fire officials said a female guest was contacted by someone at the website pranku.net and told that a gas leak had occurred in the hotel. The guest was then tricked into breaking off the sprinkler head in her room with a toilet bowl cover, which then caused water to flow into eight rooms and the floor below…”
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating an incident at a hotel in Aberdeen in which a guest was pranked into breaking the sprinkler system with a toilet bowl lid, which subsequently caused several rooms to flood.
Firefighters were called to the second floor of the Holiday Inn Express in the 1000 block of Beards Hill Road about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Officials said there was about $50,000 worth of damage to the hotel. No charges have been filed at this point.
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