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07/03/2016 09:36:16

Stolen fire engine causes damage

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time –and who hasn’t had a ‘great’ idea for getting up to mischief at 4:30 in the morning? Two men, one aged 19, and one old enough to know a lot better at 66, have been arrested after they stole a fire engine in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. They managed to crash the fire engine into a garden after damaging houses and cars along the way, and then left the scene of the crime.


Police were alerted to the antics of the two men, one of whom needed treatment at a local hospital as a result of the crash. People from nearby houses described the results of the experiment in fire engine driving as ‘surreal’. One car was actually upside down, wheels in the air, 5 other cars damaged and strewn about the road, and the fire engine itself was left in the garden of the last house in the street. Some residents of the affected road were unable to go into their houses due to the danger of structural damage, and the remainder were faced with the grisly business of dealing with their insurance companies.

The two culprits were arrested, and the local chief of the fire service commented that it was lucky that no-one was seriously injured during the escapade, and it was a dangerous and selfish act. Not only did the men put their own safety at risk, they also damaged the fire station and put a fire engine out of use.



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