Video: Stolen fire engine leads police pursuit in Texas
The engine was stolen while firefighters were responding to a call in Austin, police said
By Suzie Ziegler
AUSTIN, Texas — A stolen fire engine led Austin Police on a late-night pursuit Wednesday, turning some heads.
According to KVUE, the pursuit ended just after 1 a.m. with a suspect in custody.
KVUE spoke with a tow truck driver who witnessed the bizarre scene.
“I started noticing police cruisers started to ... constrict the highway down ... there was a hill in front of me,” the witness said. “Once I came over the hill, I’d seen the firetruck with several cruisers behind it.”
He also said that debris falling off the Austin Fire Department engine – including oxygen tanks, fire extinguishers and hoses – appeared to damage the roadway.
Police say the ladder truck was stolen while firefighters were responding to a call, reports News 4 Austin. State troopers were then called in and ultimately used spike strips to end the pursuit.
No one was injured during the incident, according to KVUE.