BOGOTA – Firefighters in the northern Colombian town of Puerto Colombia are trying to find a way to put out another kind of damaging fire – the public circulation of a pornographic video filmed at their station, the unit’s former commander told Efe.
“We’re investigating. Our good faith was attacked, since we were told that that tape would not be seen in Colombia. We’re hoping to clear that up,” Alfredo Vargas said by telephone.
The 57-minute video shows a couple having sexual relations in the emergency vehicle on which the shield of the government of Atlantico province, where Puerto Colombia is located, can be clearly seen.
Vargas nervously told Efe that he had nothing to do with the videotaping, but he acknowledged that he will have to accept “the consequences” until the matter can be cleared up “and those responsible (for it) are discovered.”
The video says that it was made in May 2011 and a few days ago it was posted on a porn site on the Internet.
Puerto Colombia’s mayor, Carlos Altahona, told El Heraldo newspaper in nearby Barranquilla that he had asked for information regarding the station schedules during the period when the video was supposedly taped “to be able to pin down, on the basis of the information the video provides to us, who ... could have been” on duty at the station.
He added angrily that those responsible for this shameful situation “handed over an institutional space to a situation that does not respect the institution of a Firefighters Corps that must respect the name of our municipality.” EFE