2 Men Charged with Stealing Chicago Fire Hydrants

They were each ordered released on their own recognizance Sunday

Sunday, May 18, 2014  |  Updated 6:49 PM CDT
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Two Chicago men are facing felony charges after prosecutors reportedly allege they tried to steal fire hydrants in the city’s Gresham neighborhood.

Russell Mack and Ned Carradine were charged with criminal damage to government property and theft of government property in connection to the Saturday incident, which took place in the 8500 block of South Loomis Boulevard, according to authorities.

Police responded to the scene and found the two attempting to put one of the hydrants in a vehicle, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing court records.

The two also reportedly had “unauthorized control” of a second hydrant and one hydrant has been disassembled to fit into the vehicle.

They were each ordered released on their own recognizance Sunday, the Tribune reported.

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