Police are investigating the actions of a local fire chief after it was alleged he threw a flashlight at a passing car Sunday while at a fire scene. ... An officer familiar with the case said the fire department responded to a call on the night of June 3. During the call, Hayes was standing in or near the road when a passing vehicle nearly hit him. Hayes was not wearing any reflective fire gear, according to the officer. Hayes then allegedly threw a flashlight at the car, striking the front grille and causing damage, according to the officer.