Columbia Heights Firemen Re-assigned, Investigation Continues After Nude Photo Hits the Web | Weird
Here is a very bizarre and a somewhat troubling story out of Columbia Heights.
A photograph has hit the web that shows a nude man standing inside of what looks to be the Columbia Heights firehouse located on the 3400 block of 14th Street. The photograph features the man standing in the nude in a kitchen, which is weird enough. But wait...there's more.
The Washington Examiner reports that according to their sources, the "incident occurred after a July 7 retirement dinner for an outgoing deputy fire chief", and that some of the firefighters went to local bars in the Columbia Heights area after the dinner.
Certain firefighters that had gone to the bars then allegedly returned to the firehouse, which is where and when it is assumed that the nude photo was taken.
Pete Piringer, the D.C. Fire Department spokeman, said that the incident was discovered via a complaint that was lodged in August. Piringer said that the D.C. Fire Department is investigating the situation, and that some of the firefighters that were involved in the incident have been re-assigned.
Piringer has certainly been a busy man in recent days.
On Wednesday, September 15th, Piringer made a statement regarding a DC Fire truck colliding with a Metro bus at the corner of 14th Street and Madison in Northwest. Now, just days later, he is having to address why there is a photo floating around the web of a naked fireman in a Columbia Heights fire station.