According to a report from KVUE, police stopped a stolen Austin (TX) Fire Department (AFD) truck using spike strips after a 90-minute pursuit on northbound I-35.
The suspect was arrested and identified as Frank Garcia Jr. He faces charges of theft of property equal to or greater than $300,000, unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal mischief, criminal theft, and evading arrest/ detention with a vehicle.
Debris such as oxygen tanks, fire extinguishers, hoses, and more came off the truck and damaged the roadways. A spokesperson for the AFD said they are working to get more information on the damages their fire engine and equipment sustained.
No one was hurt in the incident.