SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two Plainfield men are charged with stealing some 450 gallons of township water from a fire hydrant on Sunday morning, police said.
Jorge Chacon, 34, and Pantaleon Sis, 51, both of Plainfield were charged with hooking up to a fire hydrant at 32 Commerce Boulevard around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, and filling two large tanks in the back of a white box truck to get water for their own power washing business, police said.
An alert security guard, who patrols the complex, saw the pair hook up to the hydrant and alerted police.
The pair took about 450 gallons of water before Officer Matthew Hagood stopped the truck, police said.
Both men were released on a summons for the disorderly persons’ offense, according to police.
Police estimate the stolen water to be valued under $250.