Police: Pa. man stole fire company vehicle, crashed into residence
The man was allegedly wearing the fire chef's vest and ID badge when he was freed from the wreck
By Laura French
DENVER BOROUGH, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Monday night after allegedly stealing a fire company's SUV and crashing it into a residence.
Exodus J. Morant, 19, is accused of entering the Denver Fire Company building at around 9:45 p.m. and stealing the marked command vehicle before crashing it a few moments later, according to the East Cocalico Township Police Department.
Police said Morant became trapped in the vehicle and was freed by fire personnel. He was allegedly wearing the Denver fire chief's traffic vest and ID badge when he was removed from the vehicle.
Investigators reported that Morant gave police officers several false names and admitted to smoking cocaine prior to the incident. Morant was transported to a local hospital and later brought to Lancaster County Prison. He is charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, false reports, driving without a license and reckless driving, with additional charges pending.