An Oklahoma fire department is adding a feature to its vehicles after a man stole one last week while crews were at a medical call.
Mustang Fire Chief Craig Carruth said the firefighters were finished the call and preparing to return to the station when a man drove off in the vehicle, KOCO reported.
“Obviously in shock for sure. When you see something like that, you think, ‘is this real?’ And then it hits you, ‘yes, it’s real,’ and what’s next? They notified who they needed to notify and get the person stopped as soon as possible,” Carruth said.
Police found the vehicle and pursued it before getting it stopped. Daniel Justin Snyder was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, endangering others while eluding police, possession of controlled dangerous substances and interfering with firemen on duty.
The chief said it’s fortunate no one was injured during the pursuit.
Kill switches are going to be placed on vehicles soon.