Police trying to ID 'idiot' who scaled water tower, broadcast it on Snapchat

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office shared a screenshot of the climber.
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Police are trying to identify a man who climbed the water tower in Hayfield, Minnesota, and live-streamed it on Snapchat.

The appeal was issued by the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, who described the man as an "idiot" as it asked for anyone who knows him to come forward.

"This guy decided to climb the Hayfield water tower last week and live streamed it on Snapchat," Sheriff Scott Rose said. 

"We are looking for the public's help to identify this idiot so we can properly welcome him to the county with trespassing ticket."

Rose told the Post Bulletin that police only became aware of the incident on Monday, but that the climber had posted it on Snapchat last Tuesday, May 18.

He added that it's concerning there could be copycat incidents, noting there are "serious safety concerns," including mounted equipment on the tower.

Judging by the railings in the background, the suspect was climbing on the old Hayfield Water Tower.

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