Bubbles Pour from Downtown Fountain

MARCH 10, 2006 -- It's a sight you couldn't have missed if you were driving through downtown Wilmington Friday morning.

Bubble suds flew through the air as the city started cleaning up the massive mess on Market Street. It appears someone, or a group of people, poured bottles of dishwashing liquid and a container of laundry detergent into the fountain in the intersection of Market Street and 5th Avenue.

This isn't the first time pranksters have pulled this stunt in the fountain, but crews tell us it's the worst case they've ever seen. Over time the detergent can really damage the fountain's limestone.

Reported by Nicole Ferguson