An interesting call was broadcast on the HPD radio tonight. I am still shaking my head in disbelief
Tenants living in an apartment on Broad Street called in a no heat complaint to the HPD Dispatch Center. I think by law a landlord has to maintain heat in an apartment at 68degrees for the tenants. The man and woman complaining reported that they had no heat in their apartment.
Apparently an officer was dispatched and upon further investigation he learned an amazing fact. Sometime over the summer, the two tenants removed the radiators from the apartment and sold them as scrap metal at a Hartford junk yard.
I wonder why they thought the heat wasn't working.
It appears as though the couple will be in heated quarters after the warrants are signed and served for their arrests for the theft.
I really would like to ask them what there were thinking, stealing their radiators and then having the nerve to call in a no heat complaint. Did they think no one would notice the pipes cut off in the floor where the radiators used to be?
And who says being a cop can't be fun?