Search underway for Fla. man suspected of stealing FD vehicle

The truck assigned to a fire district chief was stolen from the scene of a fire alarm activation and later abandoned


By FireRescue1 Staff

COCOA, Fla. — People are searching for a man they say stole a Florida fire district chief’s vehicle after firefighters responded to three consecutive calls. 

Within the span of about 30 minutes on Saturday night, the Cocoa Fire Department responded to, in chronological order, a dumpster fire, a trash can fire and a fire alarm activation, according to WKMG.  

The district chief’s truck, a Ford F-250, was stolen from the scene of the fire alarm activation, according to police.  

The vehicle was found abandoned a short distance from the scene, and the suspected thief is said to have fled on foot.  

The man police are searching for is described as a thin white male with a tribal sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

He was reportedly wearing a blue T-shirt and tan or khaki pants at the time of the incident.  

Both the fires and vehicle theft are being investigated by the Cocoa Police Department. 

No injuries were reported, and the fires caused minor property damage, according to police.

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