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Dodge County Sheriff's Office looking to ID Hayfield water-tower climber

The unidentified man streamed the event on Snapchat.

Screenshot posted to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
Screenshot posted to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
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HAYFIELD -- The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help after an unidentified man was seen on social media live-streaming from atop the Hayfield water tower last week.

"This guy decided to climb the Hayfield water tower last week and live streamed it on Snapchat," the Dodge County Sheriff's Office's Facebook post read. "We are looking for the public's help to identify this idiot so we can properly welcome him to the county with trespassing ticket."

Sheriff Scott Rose said Monday morning that authorities only became aware of the incident because the man posted it publicly on social media on May 18. A Hayfield city employee was the one who brought it to the attention of law enforcement.

Rose said no one was able to identify the man locally.

"The last thing we want to see is copycats because there are serious safety concerns up there," Rose said, adding that many water towers have other equipment mounted on them, as well. " We just don't want anybody hurt."

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