Online folk voiced their dismay as footage emerged of two topless men cooling off after water came gushing out through the ground early this morning.
The video shows a pair of males lapping up the cold water in Glasgow.
Posting the video on Facebook page Scotland From The Roadside, Sylvan Buckley wrote: “‘People make Glasgow’ 19 degree weather at the back of one in the morning and a burst water main. would be rude not to! so these two were having the time of their lives. :)”
However, many of the replies to her post suggested something darker.
Dave Patton wrote: “That’s not a burst main! Some idiot has turned on a street hydrant. As an ex firefighter, these are what the fire service plug into when fighting a fire.
“Seem harmless? This obviously causes a drop in mains pressure and means that there can sometimes be little or no water further along the line. Idiots!”
John Quinn wrote: “They soon complain when they are forced to use standpipes.”
John Logan posted: “Idiots putting public at risk if there is a fire.”