Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Man arrested for throwing unlit lighter at jet fuel storage tank: Orion Flight Services at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin

A Milwaukee man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he threw an unlit lighter a storage tank containing jet fuel on the airport grounds.

Oshkosh Police received a report from a witness who saw the 49-year-old man throw an object at a fuel storage tank at Orion Flight Services, 525 W. 20th Ave., at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police found the man, who was intoxicated, outside the Wittman Regional Airport terminal. A cigarette lighter was found by the fuel storage tanks, said Joe Nichols, spokesman for the Oshkosh Police Department.

No damage was done to the tanks and no fuel was exposed to the lighter, Nichols said.

Police said they didn’t believe it was a public safety issue since the lighter was not lit when the man threw it.

The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Winnebago County Jail, where a no bond condition was placed on him.

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