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Thursday, December 25, 2008
He always wanted a fire truck for Xmas?
Why steal a fire truck to get home for Christmas?
He had a burning desire to go home and see his Mom for Christmas?
He was fired from his job and had no money?
He was in a fight and was stilled hosed off?
Man tries to go home for holidays - by fire truck Daniel Osborn
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) - What kind of mileage does that thing get? South Salt Lake police have arrested a man they say tried to steal a fire truck so he could drive home - to Washington - for Christmas.
South Salt Lake police Detective Gary Keller says firefighters on a medical call heard the $500,000 truck's air horn blaring and ran outside, where they found a man in the driver's seat trying to drive away.
After a lengthy struggle during which the engine traveled about 50 feet, firefighters were finally able to subdue the man until police arrived. Police say the 25-year-old man told them he wanted to travel to Washington to see his mother for Christmas.