A water pipe broke near a home in the city of Clay County, Missouri, after an alleged break-in and was used to water the lawns of two residents in their home, police said.

    According to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, a man and woman reported a break-and-enter at their home around 1:15 p.m.


    When officers arrived, they discovered that a large hole had been cut into a water pipe that had been damaged by a home-breaking burglary.

    The man and the woman were able to use the hose and break the pipe and fill it with water, the report stated.

    The pipe was then taken to the local water department for repair.

    Police said the water was then returned to the residents who were home.

    A spokesperson for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the incident was investigated by the local police department and the Missouri Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.