A US fire brigade has given someone a hard lesson on why they should never park in front of a fire hydrant.
The Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters in the state of New Jersey were called early on Thursday (local time) to a fire raging on the top storey of a building, NBC reported.
Their attention to the flames was hindered by a vehicle covering a vital fire hydrant.
Instead of sourcing water elsewhere they took to breaking the car's windows.
"Reminder, it is against the law to park in front of a fire hydrant," the department said on its Facebook page.
The fire was quickly brought under control and there were zero injuries.
The vehicle's owner will now not only be ticketed but required to pay for window damage.