A massive crowd of beachgoers played in the geyser from a busted fire hydrant Sunday evening, but confrontations with Huntington Beach police led to three arrests and one man shot with a Taser, police said.
A black Ford Mustang crashed into a hydrant at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The rush of water on a hot day drew about 1,000 people, police Lt. Mitchell O’Brien said.
Outnumbered officers needed to clear the street so they could shut off the hydrant and investigate the accident, he said.
“It was hard to get people to stop messing around,” he said. “They were trying to get people away so they could shut the water off.”