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Drunken woman removed from fire truck


LORAIN — The Lorain Fire Department had a busy New Year’s Eve after several firefighters tried to remove from a fire truck a woman who reportedly had too much to drink.

At 1:11 a.m., police officers were called to the Lorain Central Fire Station, at 1350 Broadway, to assist firefighters with removing a woman from one of the trucks. According to a report, the woman, Miranda Lewis, 21, had climbed on top of one of the trucks and was holding onto a large water nozzle, refusing to let go.

Firefighters said Lewis pounded on the door yelling for help, and when they let her in, she screamed that they were going to rape her, running around the Fire Department.

Police tried to talk Lewis down off the fire truck, but police said Lewis was intoxicated and refused to stop clinging to the water nozzle. Lewis had to be pried off by several police officers, according to a police report.

Lewis was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and disorderly conduct persisting and taken to Lorain City Jail.

Police said the fire truck Lewis had climbed on was considered “in service” by firefighters, and had an emergency call come in, it would have caused a delay in service.

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