Fire chief suspended over 'Bumpernuts'
FREEPORT, N.Y. - Officials in a New York state village said the fire chief was handed a 30-day suspension for refusing to remove plastic testicles from a fire truck.
Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick said volunteer Chief Daniel Fee, 47, was ordered to remove the $24.95 pair of novelty "Bumpernuts" from the truck after complaints in September but the mayor noticed during an inspection last week that the item had been relocated to a still-visible position inside the cab, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
"The gesture was offensive, insensitive and unprofessional," Hardwick said.
The mayor said Freeport residents "expect better" from volunteer public servants.