Man arrested after stealing battalion vehicle from fire scene

Police arrested Jakyle E. Foster, 23, after he crashed the battalion vehicle into a Chevrolet Camaro


By FireRescue1 Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo man is charged with criminal possession of stolen property after taking the  Buffalo Fire Department fire chief’s battalion vehicle for a joyride.

Buffalo firefighters were responding to a sprinkler malfunction at the Buffalo Grand Hotel when Jakyle, E Foster, 23, took off in the Chevy Tahoe that was left unlocked and running with its lights on, Buffalo News reported.

Buffalo firefighters were responding to a sprinkler malfunction at the Buffalo Grand Hotel. (Photo/ Buffalo Fire Department)
Buffalo firefighters were responding to a sprinkler malfunction at the Buffalo Grand Hotel. (Photo/ Buffalo Fire Department)

The Buffalo police caught Foster parked in a driveway after crashing the SUV into a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro. Police noted he appeared to be intoxicated.

Foster was also charged with an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and second-degree harassment.

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