You're kidding right? Here's the whole story. But to shorten it all up, the 81 year old man decided he would help out the city and clear out the pothole of debris so that it could get filled. Between you and me, he probably hoped that cleaning it out would help speed the process along.
So now there's a harmless old man behind bars and there are murderers and rapists running amok. Free to strike again. Doesn't the government have a better way to spend it's time? I mean, slap a fine on him (if you must) and send the man home. Oh yeah, and FIX THE FREAKIN' HOLE!