FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Florida man was jailed on charges of tampering with a public drinking water system. The FBI said Earl Davis climbed a fence on Nov. 1 at the city of Hollywood water treatment plant. Davis allegedly took off all his clothes and then turned off some power switches in a control room.
Then, the FBI said Davis put on a hazardous materials suit and turned off more switches and a backup generator. That's when plant personnel stopped him, halting a potentially hazardous situation.
Police said Davis gave the false name "Mike Myers" when he was arrested.
Court records don't indicate why Davis may have done this. At a court hearing Friday, Davis was given until Monday to get an attorney and a bail hearing is set for Nov. 17.