Houston Fire Dept to probe racy video of women in yellow-striped outfits posing on fire trucks
Shared on an Instagram account, the videos were shot with fire trucks from the Houston Fire Department who are investigating the incident
A group of Houston firefighters has found themselves in a serious predicament with the authorities for allowing a local marketing company to shoot a racy video using their station's fire trucks. The fire department has since shared that the investigation into the matter could even end in disciplinary action, but local news outlet KHOU-11 reports that chances are things might not stop at just that. According to KHOU11's legal analyst Cameron Roe, the videos could even become evidence of a crime.
Shared via the Instagram account @bookedbymolo, two videos surfaced on the internet featuring women clad in skimpy outfits, putting up a sensual display for their viewers. One of the alleged videos has since been taken down by the account it seems, as there's only one video currently shared from the account that features women in raunchy outfits posing with a fire truck. Clad in the signature black and yellow combination, the group of women can be seen flaunting their curves in crop tops, high rise shorts and even one piece bodysuits - the common allure being their behinds out in display as they lean and sway against the trucks.
There's no location tagged on the video still remaining on @bookedbymolo's account, but the comment section doesn't care about that. Although certain Instagram users have written "the news brought me here," others - assumably employees of the station - have lamented the ladies not scheduling the shoot during their shifts. The video, that's watermarked "kapcherdbytexx" pans the camera along the women - some seated, some standing against the fire truck, taking turns to focus on each of them to flaunt their sexy figures for the camera. It has clearly won over many loyal followers of the account but has also posed an imminent legal threat to the fire department.
The Houston Fire Department has since said nobody should have given anybody permission to dance on Station 46’s fire trucks. Subsequently, the department executives also filed a formal investigation against the act. In their statement to the channel, the Houston Fire Department wrote "A formal investigation has been filed by Department Executives regarding the unsanctioned photoshoot in question. The extent of the disciplinary action will be determined at the conclusion of the investigation. These actions are not consistent with the core values of the department and its members.”
Speaking in the aftermath of the attention the video drew, KHOU11's Roe said: “I think this video is very disturbing, especially at this time with the firefighters here in the city of Houston. It’s called abuse of official capacity, and it occurs when a public servant with the intent to obtain a benefit misuses public property. It could result in the firing of these firefighters,” Roe said.
A spokesperson for the video's producers has since also come forward with claims that the shoot was completely innocent. The decision to pose against fire trucks was made after the group passed by the fire station and thought the trucks would make for a good backdrop. The spokesperson reportedly said, "The selective group deeply regrets any misunderstanding the Instagram post may have caused. It was never their intention to cast any negativity on the Houston Fire Department or bring any harm to the credibility of its employees.”