Man Steals Fire Truck Outside Hospital, Leading to an Unusual Pursuit in Orange County

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Police person arrested a idiosyncratic suspected of stealing a occurrence motortruck and traveling done respective cities earlier being detained Tuesday successful Anaheim.

Truck 85 was stolen from UCI Medical Center successful Orange astatine astir 1:40 a.m. portion paramedics were taking a diligent to the hospital, said Capt. Greg Barta of the Orange County Fire Authority.

"As they were dropping disconnected a diligent astatine the infirmary the motortruck was stolen," Barta told City News Service.

The operator traveled done galore Orange County communities, including Fountain Valley and Irvine, earlier yet stopping successful Anaheim adjacent Ball Road and Brookhurst Street. Video showed an unidentified antheral lasting successful the stopped occurrence truck's path.

Anaheim officers took the operator into custody astatine astir 3 a.m. It was not instantly wide whether the antheral lasting successful beforehand of the occurrence motortruck knew the antheral down the wheel.

The occurrence motortruck sustained insignificant harm during the chase.

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