Video: Woman takes Wash. FF's wallet after thanking him for fighting wildfires
Yakima County Emergency Management Director Tony Miller, who is also a firefighter, dropped his wallet at a gas station while traveling to battle a brush fire
By Laura French
LITTLEROCK, Wash. — Washington sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman who was caught on surveillance video taking a firefighter's wallet after thanking him and his crew for fighting wildfires.
Yakima County Emergency Management Director Tony Miller, who is also a firefighter and was on his way to battle a several-hundred-acre brush fire, dropped his wallet at a gas station while stopping to fuel up a fire vehicle, according to KIRO 7.
After stopping to greet the firefighters and thank them for their work during this year's wildfire season, the woman picked up and pocketed the dropped wallet with the firefighters still fueling up behind her, surveillance footage shows.
Miller told KIRO 7 he was "disappointed" by the woman's actions and that he would have given the woman money if she had asked for it.
The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.