Knoxville firefighters chase down man who threw cigarette receptacle at fire engine

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A man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly throwing an outdoor standing cigarette receptacle in front of a Knoxville fire engine, causing it to become disabled.

Jeremy Wynn, 42, is charged with two counts of vandalism, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say around 12:31 a.m. Sunday, a Knoxville Fire Department fire truck was traveling on Clinch Avenue, on the way to an emergency medical call with its lights and siren on. That’s when they say Wynn threw the cigarette receptacle in front of the truck, which became lodged between the front axle and the rod, keeping it from moving.

The suspect ran off but firefighters chased him down at the Hilton Hotel. Wynn is being held at the Knox County jail.

Another fire truck was sent to the emergency call.

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