WINNIPEG – Police confirm they detained a man Friday afternoon at Portage and Sherbrook for trying to steal a fire truck.
It doesn’t appear the vehicle was one WFPS’s larger trucks, but one of their smaller vehicles.
Omaid Amiri called our newsroom and says he pulled the man from the truck.
“I went to the passenger door and put the [vehicle] in park and took the keys out,” says Amiri. “I went to park… and I took him out of the [vehicle] and I told a lady to call 911.”
Amiri says the truck had been driven from Portage Place to Portage and Sherbrook.
Police didn’t have a lot of details, but they do confirm that a fire truck was in the process of being stolen.
A man is now in custody and crews have their truck back.