Okla. man steals fire truck, crashes during police chase

The truck was damaged and the fire and medical equipment had been taken out


ADAIR COUNTY, Okla. — A fire truck missing for more than two weeks has been found.

Fox23 reported that the truck, stolen from the Lowrey (Okla.) Volunteer Fire Department, was damaged and the fire and medical equipment had been taken out. However, firefighters said they are glad to have it back.

Officials said a deputy tried to pull over suspect Rodney Bird after he was recognized as someone wanted on outstanding warrants, according to the report.

Bird led deputies and the Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Service on a chase and crashed the truck near a school. Officials said Bird then ran off into the woods and hasn't been found yet, according to the report.

"We’ve got a truck and that’s good news. We're just going to buy the equipment as we can and replace it," Fire Chief Larry Watts said.

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