California man arrested for taking stolen fire truck on joy ride

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Monday, July 16, 2018
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Firefighters were working to extinguish a brush fire when a man got inside one of their unoccupied firetrucks and took off.

ORVILLE, Calif. -- A man in California is behind bars after taking a fire truck on a joy ride.

Authorities said it all started while firefighters were working to extinguish a brush fire in Sacramento County.

They said the man got inside one of their unoccupied fire trucks and took off.

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Not far down the road, police said the suspect picked up a woman before resuming his high-speed drive.

Authorities chased the pair for about two hours before the man was taken into custody.