Inmate Sets Off Sprinkler, Causes Floods at Miami Courthouse

An inmate at Miami's Metro-West Detention Center caused a bit of a commotion Wednesday morning after he set off a sprinkler and flooded some courtrooms.

Police say Acacio Carreira had a hearing scheduled for this morning on burglary and grand theft charges when he managed to set off the sprinklers. Carreira, 32, was in a holding cell on the fourth floor of the building, located at 13850 NW 41 Street in Miami.

As the courtrooms flooded, some hearings had to be relocated to other rooms to proceed. No injuries were reported, but the flooding did cause a minor inconvenience, according to police.

“They began the clean-up process and we had fans going in the courtrooms that were affected, underneath the carpeting and they’re telling us that they expect all the courtrooms to be operational by tomorrow,” said Miami-Dade administrative judge Nushin Sayfie.

Carreira is expected to face additional charges for tampering with fire equipment.

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