Leo Storch got mad the first time he was sprayed by a sprinkler while he was using a pay telephone outside the San Vicente Library in West Hollywood.
That was in April. He's been drenched twice more, and Storch, who is blind, wants $500 for his trouble.
"I told the city if they're going to soak the sidewalk they have to have someone there to watch out for someone like me," said Storch, 66. "The sidewalk is supposed to be safe."
He said the first incident happened April 28, when a spray of water hit him as he used the telephone outside the library on San Vicente Boulevard, where he listens to volunteer readers.
A bus driver who had just led him to the phone helped him get away from the water and also rescued a pile of documents lying on the ground, Storch said.