NC teen accused of stealing fire truck

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Matthew Ernest Miller, 19, Burnsville

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.


  • GC

    Hmmm, so when you’re going to steal a vehicle when would it ever seem like a good idea to steal a huge, bright colored truck with really load sirens? I mean, it’s not exactly inconspicuous.

    • FaithC

      Stupid system? No, stupid person who stole a school buss. At 15 you know right from wrong…well you don’t. So you think that you should not be punished for stealing a bus, why what makes you so special?

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