Woman turned on sprinkler in home, caused $15K in damage: BPD

Woman turned on sprinkler in home, caused $15K in damage: BPD

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 46-year-old Boise woman is inside the Ada County Jail on allegations she turned on a sprinkler inside someone's home.

Boise Police says Michelle Allison was arrested Tuesday after officer say she pushed a garden hose through the victim's house through a doggie door and turned on a sprinkler that ran for several hours.

The home, located on the 5300 block of west Albion Court, received extensive water damage, including soggy carpets and sheetrock walls. All told, Boise Police says the sprinkler caused about $15,000 worth of damage.

Allison has been booked on felony malicious injury to property.