“…Fire officials said a female guest was contacted by someone at theÂ website pranku.net and told that a gas leak had occurred in the hotel.Â TheÂ guest was then tricked into breaking off the sprinkler head in her room with aÂ toilet bowl cover, which then caused water to flow into eight rooms and theÂ floor below…”
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating an incident at a hotel inÂ Aberdeen in which a guest was pranked into breaking the sprinkler system with aÂ toilet bowl lid, which subsequently caused several rooms to flood.
Firefighters were called to the second floor of the Holiday Inn ExpressÂ 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. NoÂ charges have been filed at this point.
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