LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM)- Two LeFlore County, Oklahoma, teens are behind bars after authorities said they stole two fire trucks and took them on a joy ride after a night of heavy drinking.
Officials said the incident occurred in Monroe on Thursday (Aug. 7).
“Two juvenile males, 17 years old, got into the Monroe Fire Station. They stole a brush truck to start with. They crashed the brush truck into a tree,” LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said. “They then returned the brush truck back to the fire station and stole the pumper truck from the fire station, where they drove it to Poteau and were stopped and arrested."
But the high cost of damage for such a small town presents even bigger problems.
“The damage, it seriously hinders their ability to respond to fires,” Seale said.
The identities of the teens are not being released.
Seale expects the teens to be behind bars at the juvenile detention center until they turn 18.