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.