An habitual criminal was arrested for jumping in the path of a Leesburg, Florida fire engine en route to a fire call and blocking its way.
The 25-year-old William Chestnut jumped in front of the rig, ripped off his shirt and acted as though he was going to throw a football he was holding at the engine, according to the Daily Commercial. The unit was en route to a reported house fire that turned out to be a bonfire.
Chestnut told police he thought the firefighters were just “driving around and joking” and not going to a real emergency.
This arrest marks Chestnut’s 15th time in the county clink. He’s been pinched for armed robbery, battery, aggregated cruelty to an animal and several other charges. The paper reports that Chestnut sports a tattoo that reads, “When I do right, no one remembers. When I do bad, no one forgets.”
He was charged this time with obstructing the extinguishment of a fire.