07/23/2012 09:13 am ET

Illegal Tapping Of Fire Hydrants On The Rise In Detroit

DETROIT--Anthony Benning opened his first fire hydrant when he was 7. With a few turns of a wrench on a hot day, he could turn a Detroit street into a water park.

"The first person I saw open up a fire hydrant was this guy down the street," said Benning, now 20. "And after I saw him do it, it was so easy that he taught us. Pretty soon after, me and my brother started saying, 'Hey, can we borrow the monkey wrench?'"

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