Water tower with Johnny Cash silhouette springs leak in ‘sensitive area’ – New York Daily News

Someone crossed the line.

A water tower with the silhouette of Johnny Cash has leaked, making it look like the iconic ‘Man in Black’ is urinating.

Cash’s birthplace, Kingsland, Ark., graced him with the silhouette last year. The misplaced hole gives the impression that the famous austere artist didn’t care much for honor.

Local officials said someone fired on the tower, although it’s unclear whether it was intentional or accidental.

“Someone shot our water tower, shot Johnny Cash’s figure in a very sensitive area,” Kingsland Mayor Luke Neal told Little Rock Fox affiliate KLRT. “It’s been leaking for almost the last week.”

KLRT photographers captured close-ups of the tower, which show Cash’s figure wasn’t taken precisely in the groin, but definitely close enough to go viral.

Neal saw the humor in the leak, but he also noted that such a leak burns, burns, burns a hole in the pocket of a town of 350 people.

“You kind of have a tighter budget in small towns like this, because really everything you have to work with…things like this can set you back a bit,” he told local CBS affiliate KTHV.

Neal estimated that 30,000 gallons of water leaked from the tower every day, costing Kingsland about $200 a day. He also said local authorities are investigating the source of the leak and anyone who fired at the tower could face felony charges.

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