Rio Linda fire truck joy ride lasts for nearly two hours

Quimby Mug Bayou Florida
Updated Jul 21, 2018

From Northern California this weekend comes another story illustrating why you should never leave the keys to your truck or van unattended.

According to Metro Fire of Sacramento, one of their type 1 fire engines valued at about $1 million was stolen by a man while it was parked in response to a grass fire Saturday in Rio Linda. The truck’s door was unlocked, fox40.com reported.

After stealing the truck, the man stopped about a mile down the road to pick up a woman who took turns driving the truck during a nearly two-hour long police chase which got up to speeds of around 70mph on Highway 65.

Police deployed five stop sticks which eventually brought the memorable chase to an end; the truck was driven on at least one bare rim for about 45 minutes before the driver finally pulled over into a ditch.

No injuries were reported, save for the pride of Metro Fire which told sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com that the incident would result in a policy review.