Man Spotted Stealing from California Engine as Crews Fight Building Fire

  • Source: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
  • Published: 01/25/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: While firefighters were responding to a fire at an Ocean Beach bar Friday night, a man allegedly climbed into a fire truck and stole a bag of equipment, according to San Diego police. The fire broke out at a single-story building at the intersection of Lotus and Bacon streets at around 9:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. About an hour after responding, San Diego police said in a tweet the fire had been put out. However, the focus of officers' had turned to a man seen climbing into one of SDFD's engines and stealing a bag of equipment. The man has since been identified and an investigation is ongoing. Photos tweeted by the department give a clear look at the man seated in the engine's passenger seat. SDPD said the man was wearing a white hat, black jacket, red under shirt and black pants, and was last seen riding away on a beach cruiser.


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