Man accused of stealing firetruck arrested in Sacramento County

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Firefighters were working to extinguish a brush fire when a man got inside one of their unoccupied firetrucks and took off. (KABC)

A man in Northern California is behind bars after taking a firetruck on a joy ride.

It all started in Sacramento County, where firefighters were working to extinguish a brush fire when the man got inside one of their unoccupied firetrucks and took off.

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Not far down the road, police say the suspect picked up a woman before resuming his high-speed drive.

Authorities chased the pair for about two hours before the man was taken into custody near Oroville.
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