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Man allegedly threatened at gunpoint over color of fire hydrant

Published: Wednesday, July 10 2013 9:50 a.m. MDT

A Camas, Wash., man has been charged with first-degree assualt after he allegedly brandished a gun at a city employee during a dispute involving the color of a fire hydrant.

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A Camas, Wash., man has been charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly brandished a gun at a city employee during a dispute involving the color of a fire hydrant.

The Columbian reports that 54-year-old Steven W. Timmons pleaded not guilty to the charges in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday. He is currently out on $50,000 bail.

The colorful dispute started when Timmons allegedly covered a yellow fire hydrant in front of his home with red paint, according to police.

Editor's Note: The original version of this story posted on July 10, 2013, failed to properly follow our editorial policies. The story was shortened on Oct. 8, 2013, to fall within our editorial guidelines for aggregation.

Read more about this story on The Columbian.

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