Austin FD puts out backyard TV drama, man cited for illegal burning

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Video may have killed the radio star in the 1980s, but a 34-year-old Austin man topped the technology food chain and set his TV ablaze Monday afternoon.

According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, officers responded to a report of fire and dark black smoke in the 200 block of Fourth Street Southeast around 12:06 p.m.

They found the 34-year-old in his backyard burning a TV. Austin Fire responded and put the burning TV fire out. He was cited for illegally burning.

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The suspect admitted to burning the TV but said he didn’t know he wasn’t allowed to.