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Midnight Firetruck Photographer Raises Suspicions

 

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Doesn't Even Call First For an Appointment

THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE along with the Columbia County Sheriff's office are looking to identify a man who has been attempting to gain access to several fire stations in the middle of the night.  He has been showing up at various firehouses requesting admittance so that he can take photographs of the apparatus.

His activity is suspicious because he had approached them without prior request after 11 pm and as late as 3 am.  The Daily Freeman is reporting:

A Facebook posting on the incidents that was shared by members of the Ulster Hose Co. No. 5, the Woodstock Fire Department and the Roosevelt Fire Department in Hyde Park was not posted by the Sheriff’s Office, according to Lt. Wayne Lopez.

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Although the subject of the post has not broken any laws, Lopez said the man’s actions were unusual and the incidents are under investigation by his office and state police at Livingston. "Nothing was done illegal yet," Lopez said, adding that the subject’s "odd hours" raised suspicions.

The post states that an individual, "described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, thin build, dark disheveled hair, with an unshaven appearance," went to Livingston Fire Station No. 1 on U.S. Route 9 on Nov. 1 and was denied access. Then, according to the Facebook post, on Nov. 3 between 2 and 3 a.m. "the same described subject and vehicle were observed in the parking lot of the Greenport Rescue Squad building on Newman Road in the town of Greenport." At that time, according to the Facebook post, the man was seen photographing the exterior of the building and left before members could approach him. Later the same day, he apparently returned, asked permission to take photos and was denied access.

The Daily Freeman has the STORY HERE along with a description of the car and the pest.

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  • brandon

     could be this man saw this website a while ago. pictures of fire trucks and departments throughout NY state http://www.cnyfiretrucks.com/

  • Michelle

    That kind of makes me worried in that what is his real motivation for going that late and trying to take pictures of various apparatus and fire stations. Call me paranoid but I would deffinatly be watching out for him.

  • Brian Messer

    This is most definatly NOT the gentleman from CNYFIRETRUCKS.com.  He is a well spoken, well manared, elegantly dressed individual whom I believe is a lawyer by trade. 

  • RJ in florida

    shooting pictures at 3am NO! and i get that…BUT…taking a picture of a firehouse at 3am is not a crime and how are you going to stop him from taking a picture of a truck at at scene? caution is warrented i agree but a nutcase (or terrorist) cant do much with a picture reguardless of when he took it