MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager is accused of stealing a fire truck.
WRAL-TV reported that Matthew Ernest Miller, 19, Burnsville, is accused of taking the truck from the fire station and taking it for a joyride.
Miller was arrested Monday in Mitchell County after officials said he stopped the truck, with its siren blaring.
The suspect allegedly jumped from the truck and said he was a volunteer fireman responding to a fire alarm.
Miller faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony operation of red lights and siren, and impersonating a fireman. He was jailed under an $11,000 bond.