Video: Police pursue stolen Fla. fire engine across 3 counties
Miami-Dade Engine 32 was stolen from a training exercise and eventually stopped several hours later in Palm Beach County
By Jeff Kleinman
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — A Miami-Dade fire truck heading north on the highway wasn’t heading to an emergency.
It was the emergency.
Police say the yellow truck was stolen around 6:30 p.m. Thursday from a training exercise at Northeast 166th Street and Seventh Avenue in North Miami Beach.
The driver hit a parked Opa-locka police car about two miles away, police said, before heading north on Interstate 95. That’s where officers spotted the fire truck and pursued it.
The truck then went onto Florida’s Turnpike and continued north through Broward and into Palm Beach County.
Finally, after three counties and several hours, the pursuit ended after 9 p.m., without injury or any crashes.
The chase ended on the side of the turnpike near Boynton Beach Boulevard. Aljenard Lekambrick, 31, was arrested, according to Miami-Dade police.
“The truck was stopped in Palm Beach County on the turnpike and mile marker 86, where the subject was taken into custody by BSO officers without incident,” Miami-Dade police spokesman Detective Argemis Colome said.