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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boy takes Marion fire truck on joyride | SCNOW

Boy takes Marion fire truck on joyride | SCNOW: "An 11-year-old boy led police on a brief chase around Marion after he stole a city fire department truck, Marion Police Lt. Farmer Blue said.

It happened at 6 p.m. Monday when police said the boy was walking by and spotted the pickup truck with the keys in the ignition. The truck was parked in a Marion Fire Department training area behind the police department, and the boy decided to get in, Blue said.

“(Police) officers saw the truck going down the street but couldn’t see who was driving it, so they called the fire department, ” Blue said.

Police discovered the vehicle was stolen and a chase ensued, he said."

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