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Joyriders steal firetruck, leave it in ravine

Associated Press
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A joyriding holiday thief took a firetruck from a volunteer fire department in El Paso County and left it in a ravine in a field four miles away.

Even the head of the Falcon Fire Protection District says it must have been “a pretty exciting ride.”

The theft happened either Tuesday or Wednesday. A rancher spotted the rig in a ravine on his property.



Falcon Fire Chief Trent Harwig says officials have no idea how long the rig was gone or how many miles it traveled. The truck is ruined.

Herwig says the truck was hauling 3,000 gallons of water and could not have been easy to drive. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the theft.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com


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