CAMAS -- A man reportedly intoxicated confronted a city employee Monday after a note was left on his home that he had painted the fire hydrant in front of his home an improper color, according to Camas police.
Officers were dispatched about 4:30 to the city worker's home after neighbors reported two men fighting. When officers arrived minutes later, the men were still fighting and neighbors pointed out a nearby gun.
Steven W. Timmons, 54, of Camas (pictured), was arrested for first-degree assault.
Earlier in the day, the city worker had left a note on the door Timmons' home, police said. No one was home at the time.
The note said the hydrant in front of the home was red, all the other hydrants in the city were yellow. The note included a suggestion of where to buy the proper paint. The water department employee was instructed as part of his job to leave the note, police said.
Later Monday, an angry Timmons confronted the worker at his home, arriving with a handgun, police said. They began to argue, Timmons pulled out the gun, which the city worker took and tossed away. The two then continued the struggle until police arrived.
No shots were fired and there no injuries, police said.