SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Santa Maria Police Department held a bizarre search late Saturday night following a hit and run call.
Police responded to the the 2300 block of South A Street for a report of a car that hit a fire hydrant and then fled the area.
Officers found water spewing from the ground with no suspect vehicle to be found.
Also missing was the fire hydrant that was hit.
Santa Maria Police Department chronicled the events on their Twitter page.
Officers investigating a hit and run in the 2300 Block S. A st. We're looking for a white Honda with a fire hydrant on board. pic.twitter.com/y8efCAyHHm— Santa Maria Police (@SMPDHQ) August 13, 2017
Police said they were searching for a white Honda with "a fire hydrant on board."
Shortly after the initial tweet, police were able to locate the hydrant near Sonya Lane and Western Avenue. The vehicle was located nearby on Battles Road.
The driver of the vehicle was eventually apprehended by police. They say the driver was a juvenile male with a very unhappy family.
Found it! Community called in on the hydrant at Sonya & Western, car found off of Battles, juvenile driver fled, his family not happy! pic.twitter.com/GJddZOQ9bH— Santa Maria Police (@SMPDHQ) August 13, 2017
It is currently unclear if the driver was arrested or cited.