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Man, woman steal a fire truck, lead police on hour-long chase in California

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California man steals fire truck, lead police chase

Officials say a man stole a fire truck and led law enforcement on an hour-long chase in California.

A man and a woman reportedly stolen from a fire engine after seeing the door open, and thought, Hollywood,” before leading police on an hour-long chase through different California cities.

A Sacramento Metro fire truck was stolen Saturday afternoon from the scene of a vegetation father in the Rio Lina area, FOX 40 reported.

The unknown man stole the truck, valued at about $1 million, in Rio Linda and picked up the woman outside of her house about 1 km away and a chase ensued, KCRA reported.

The stolen fire truck damage, including a front wheel that was driven on the edge.

(Metro Fire Sacramento via Twitter)

Multiple agencies, the stolen truck as it traveled nearly 100 miles in four counties, and allegedly week in oncoming traffic a number of times.

“A driver at a time, had a shirt completely covering their face except for their eyes, so it was difficult to say whether or not that was the woman or the man,” said CHP Sgt. Brian Wittmer told reporters.

Video sent to @kcranews shows stolen Sac Metro Fire truck chase on HWY 65 on Dairy Rd in Wheatland. pic.twitter.com/ssUJ7OfiNf

— Tom Miller (@KCRAMiller) July 15, 2018

The chase came to an end two hours later on Highway 70 in Butte County, where it was stopped by the California Highway Police after spikes deployed pulled a band out of the truck.

‘BULLITT’ CHASE SCENE AGAIN WITH STEVE MCQUEEN, THE ORIGINAL MUSTANG

Here is a part of what we know about the Sac Metro fire truck ? Chase:
-2 suspects arrested
-Stolen in Rio Linda during the fire
-Male suspect picked up a woman outside the house ~1 mile away
-$1 million vehicles
-Took 2 hours
-5 spike strips deployed, 1 working
-Drove w/o tires for 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/KfTlDYCiI2

— Tom Miller (@KCRAMiller) July 15, 2018

Two suspects, a man and a woman – were taken into custody.

The researchers said the suspects took turns driving and were both probably under the influence of drugs, alcohol or a combination of the two during the chase.

“The door was wide open, and we thought, Hollywood, just (expletive). Okay, here you go, we go for a drive, take off,” said the unknown male suspect, after he was detained, KCRA reported.

Both suspects are facing multiple felony charges.

Our #1 priority is the safety of our community, and in this case, that of the affected communities, enabling the pursuit took place. We are relieved no one was injured, including any of our employees #MetroFire and all other responding allied agencies.

— Metro Fire Sacramento (@metrofirepio) July 15, 2018

“Our #1 priority is the safety of our community, and in this case, that of the affected communities, enabling the pursuit took place. We are relieved no one was injured, including any of our employees #MetroFire and all other responding allied agencies,” Metro Fire Sacramento said in a tweet.

Authorities say that the truck will be assessed for the damage.

Photos of the vehicle posted on social media have the fire truck damage, including a front wheel that was driven on the edge.

“It would not be going to the service to extensive work was made,” Metro Fire spokesman Captain Chris Vestal told the Sacramento Bee.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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