NC teen accused of stealing fire truck

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Matthew Ernest Miller, 19, Burnsville

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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.

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