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Cops: man sprayed fire officials with garden hose

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SHELTON, Conn. (AP) - Two fire officials in Connecticut ended up on the wrong end of a hose, and now a 77-year-old man is facing criminal charges.

Shelton police say Mark Lilly sprayed a garden hose Tuesday at the local fire marshal and assistant fire chief when they asked him to put out a fire he had going in his yard.

Lilly was issued a misdemeanor summons accusing him of breach of peace and open burning. He was ordered to appear in Derby Superior Court on July 1.

Police say the fire officials went to Lilly's home for a complaint about open burning. Officials say Lilly became verbally abusive and refused to put out the fire.

A message seeking comment was left for Lilly on Wednesday. His wife had no comment.

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