That Doesn’t Look Like The Pole From The Training Manual

Last Updated on: 21st October 2013, 03:32 pm

When you’re a firefighter, a little practice with the hose probably isn’t a bad thing. But somebody really ought to tell the fellas down at the High Springs, Florida department that practice with the hose is not code forstanding over a coworker with your pecker hanging out while another guy takes a picture of it then transfers it to the victim’s computer.

According to a High Springs police investigation, firefighter Michael Steele, 28, admitted to standing over the sleeping man and exposing himself while firefighter Kyle Lewis, 26, took a photo with a camera phone.

Lewis told police a similar story and said he uploaded the photo to the victim’s computer using a USB cable.

No charges have been filed against either firefighter.

In his interview with police, Lewis said the victim actually pulled a similar prank on Steele months ago, waking Steele up in the process. Steele told police he never remembers being awakened by such a prank and only learned of the alleged prank the next day.

No charges were filed against the victim.

When the victim learned of the accusation against him during his interview with police on Oct. 1, he got angry and left the interview room, looking for Steele and Lewis, according to a report by High Springs Police Officer J.C. Shiller.

Shiller said he tried to stop the victim but the victim actually “carried” the officer through the lobby and out the front door.

“Once outside the front door, I was able to put (the victim) on the ground and prevented him from going after FF Steele and FF Lewis,” Shiller wrote in his report. “(Police) Chief (Jim) Troiano and Fire Chief (Verne) Riggall came out and held (the victim) to the ground.

“Chief Troiano then advised me to get my Taser out, in which I did and had pointing to (the victim),” Shiller continued to write in his report. “(The victim) then calmed down, and I re-holstered my Taser.”

No charges were filed.

The same police investigation also uncovered another incident involving Lewis. Seems he and a different firefighter were wrestling in the station kitchen. Lewis managed to get the unnamed fellow to the ground and then exposed himself while standing over him as Steele rolled tape.

These guys sound like a laugh and a half, I tell ya what.

So why you may ask is all of this going on, and where did it start? Well…

Both Steele and Lewis said they learned of the game of exposing themselves from the movie “Waiting,” a 2005 movie about employees at a restaurant.


Both Steele and Lewis have resigned from the department as a result of the investigation, presumably to spend more time with their penises.

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