Northern California man arrested for taking stolen firetruck on joy ride

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Northern California man arrested for stealing firetruck
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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.

OROVILLE, Calif. (KABC) -- A man in Northern California is behind bars after taking a firetruck on a joy ride.

It all started in Sacramento County, where firefighters were working to extinguish a brush fire when the man got inside one of their unoccupied firetrucks and took off.

Not far down the road, police say 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 near Oroville.