Firefighter's car stolen outside Va. fire station

Firefighter Jon Elliott said his uniform was in the car along with several personal belongings


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A firefighter's car was stolen from outside a fire station Monday morning.

WAVY.com reported that firefighter Jon Elliott, with the Virginia Beach Fire Department, was preparing to leave the station and head to another one around 7:30 a.m. Elliott said someone drove off with his car.

"For this to happen right from behind the back door of the fire station … is pretty discouraging actually that someone would be that brazen and disrespectful to someone who's trying to earn an honest living," Elliot said.

The car had been parked near the station and running as Elliott was loading up his belongings. He walked inside the station to say goodbye to the crew and when he came back out his car was gone.

"I have no idea where they came from, but either they were waiting for me to go in, or I just have the worst timing in the world," Elliot said. "I was gone less than 60 seconds and so was my car."

Elliott said his uniform was in the car along with several personal belongings, including a laptop with family photographs and school work on it.

The fire station does not have surveillance cameras.

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