A garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to another home where service had been shut off.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The city of Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another
complaint of water service being improperly received in a home.
On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to
another home where service had been shut off.
Kyle Hilt says he has been renting his home from Adel Kamal since
"He told me to leave the garden hose alone, it doesn't work," said Hilt.
Now, water flow has been disconnected and Hilt, his fiancée and three
children have to find a new place to live.
"I have to move out. My kids have no water. I have no water in my house. I
gotta go," said Hilt.
Water theft investigator Harold Mosley informed Hilt his house had no active
water account and there was also no account for the house from where the water
"Discovered there was water service on that should have been terminated,"
Last week, Mosley discovered a garden hose running from a vacant house on Air
Line Avenue to another house in which Kamal is listed as the owner. Kamal says
he sold 2102 Air Line in March this year. However, Kamal is listed as the owner
of 2102 Air Line on the Lucas County Auditor's website, and the Lucas County
Recorder's office has no record of a deed transfer.
Kamal is facing a criminal trial in June on 15 counts of theft and tampering
with a water meter, but he says those claims amount to harassment by the city.
"They try to make me look bad because I'm suing the city of Toledo. They have
nothing on me," said Kamal.
The water theft investigations on Arden Place and Air Line are ongoing, with
no charges filed in either case.