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Firefighters help catch fleeing suspects

May 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A group of Florida firefighters recently found themselves fighting crime instead of fire.A group of Florida firefighters recently found themselves fighting crime instead of fire.

The firefighters of Engine 14 in Broward County were on their way back to the firehouse Friday afternoon when they saw two masked men walk out of a business and run for a white sport utility vehicle.

They followed the SUV for several miles but the suspects realized they were being tailed - it's hard to be discreet in a fire truck.

Fire Lt. Dean Meadows acknowledged that fire trucks "aren't made for chases." But the firefighters' directions did help a sheriff's helicopter find the vehicle.

The suspects crashed their SUV and were taken into custody. The Plantation Police are investigating.


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