BAILEY, MS (WLBT) - A man has been charged with burglary, DUI and motor vehicle theft after stealing a fire truck, causing thousands of dollars in damages.
Fire Chief Stanley Lucky says he first heard of the theft early Monday morning when he was told that one of his fire trucks was damaged and in the middle of a road.
The suspect, Tommy Lee Hill, was still behind the wheel of the vehicle when deputies arrived, reports WTOK.
After stealing the fire truck, Hill drove from the Bailey Fire Department to the city of Meridian where he would hit a utility pole, causing up to $100,000 worth of damage.
Chief Lucky says he was surprised that the suspect was able to crank the fire truck, since it is a multi-step process to start.
Hill’s bond is set at $35,000.