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(Journal News)   Hero: Alerting residents that the building was on fire, allowing them to escape. Dumbass: Stealing the fire truck that arrived on the scene   ( divider line
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2006-02-18 12:38:59 PM  
sorry my kid said he wanted to ride in the fire truck....
2006-02-18 01:47:16 PM  
Possible headline trifecta in play?
2006-02-18 01:48:40 PM  
So umm what does one do with a stolen firetruck? Its not like you can just blend in with traffic, sometimes criminals really need to think of what they are going to do after they commit the crime.
2006-02-18 01:49:17 PM  
Correction: hilarious
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2006-02-18 01:49:22 PM  
When you steal a firetruck, aren't there some kind of special missions you can go on or something?
2006-02-18 01:51:51 PM  
My uncle stole an ambulance from an accident scene. Stupid uncle
2006-02-18 01:52:51 PM  
Asinine: this headline gets neither the Hero nor the Dumbass tag.
2006-02-18 01:55:14 PM  
when i grow up I want to be a firetruck.
2006-02-18 01:57:46 PM  
reminds me of that mission in GTA2 where you have to steal the firetruck.....damn that was a good game..waaaaaay better than the new ones...
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2006-02-18 02:02:52 PM  
Who panics and steals a firetruck after alerting his neighbors to the fire? And a thirty two year old man living with his parents? Sounds like he might be developmentally disabled, that's why I think they didn't press any charges.
2006-02-18 02:07:22 PM  
What Hamster Lover said.
2006-02-18 02:12:14 PM  
"Oh, Joel Miller, you've just found the marble in the oatmeal. You're a lucky, lucky, lucky little boy. 'Cause you know why? You get to drink from... the FIRE HOSE!!!!"

2006-02-18 02:17:16 PM  
There are some people who have a very weird obsession with being a fireman, fire trucks, etc. It wouldn't surprize me to read a follow-up in which it was found that he set the fire so that he could try to take a fire truck, and he alerted neighbors so he wouldn't have to feel bad about anyone dying.
2006-02-18 02:18:02 PM  
Fark: Setting the fire yourself with the intent on stealing the firetruck.
2006-02-18 02:42:51 PM  

that's what i thought of too, gta2 was great.
2006-02-18 02:56:53 PM  
I can't deal with the overhead perspective on the old GTA's. It does my head in.

/prefers GTA on the PS2
2006-02-18 03:00:53 PM  
Mark my words. He will be charged with starting the fire.
2006-02-18 03:18:21 PM  

Mark my words. He will be charged with starting the fire.

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He's already made a recorded confession... a catchy confession, no less...
2006-02-18 03:18:47 PM  
"He knocked on everyone's door and made sure they got out," said Ann Cacia, the building superintendent. "That should count for something."

The guy's probably deranged and set the fire to get a shot at stealing a firetruck without being held accountable for torching someone. He doesn't need a motive, just wait until some nutjob like Jack Thompson blames this on the 'video game culture'.

/2D GTA lets you be more imaginative
//also less glitchy than the 3D ones
2006-02-18 03:21:41 PM  
1982, me, my roomate and our girlfriends are doing mushrooms in Washington park.
We decide, lets go back to Tom's, and watch TV, eat, and play with synthesisers and stuff.

When I get back to my house, which is across the street from Dunkin' Donuts, there's a hook and ladder fire engine in front of it. I am enamored. This thing is sooooo cool. Tom, don't. Just don't.

The firemen come out of Dunkin Donuts, and they see me staring at the truck (after all, we were tripping), and I say "how much"?
"What, how much does it cost?"
"No, to take it around the block"
"You're insane."
"Really, I'll give you $300."
"Now let me get this straight, you want to pay me $300., for a ride in a fire truck?"
"Hell no, I want to drive, the back part"
"No way in hell, do you ummm people want to take a ride around the block?"


I say ,"be right back", and haul ass over to Dunkin Donuts,(they know me there).

"Beth, I need croissants"
"How many?"
"All of them, here's $100., I'll be back in 5 minutes to adjust everything".

Run back to the truck, where my friends are already sitting, biting their lips.

The fireman didn't take my money, but I have two giant bags of fresh croissants.

"Can we turn on the siren?"
"Chocolate croissant?"
Siren goes on.

The whole trip took a little over 2 minutes, but well worth it. We fell out of the truck in a heap, unable to stop laughing, and the firemen ended up with 150 or so croissants, scratching their heads.
2006-02-18 03:35:47 PM  
"Can we turn on the siren?"
"Chocolate croissant?"
Siren goes on.

HAHAHAHAH! Absolutely classic, man.
2006-02-18 03:36:46 PM  
I distinctly came here to complain that there wasn't a GTA screenshot. Damm you!
2006-02-18 05:06:56 PM  
My mommy says I'm a hero.
2006-02-18 05:51:40 PM  
I'm with Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener on this, awsome story
2006-02-18 05:56:55 PM  
That reminds me, whatever happened to prodigy, they had Fire Starter and Smack my biatch up, then just fell off the face of the earth. Or at least in the US. I guess they might have still been going strong in the UK. They still together? Does any farker know?

I'll say that they weren't the best band in the world, but they put out some catchy tunes. Certainly something different than alot of the pop stuff that was on the scene at the time.
2006-02-18 08:39:25 PM​-0236956 ?s=music&v=glance&n=5174

Last Prodigy CD came out in 2004 and they put out a CD of their singles last year.
2006-02-18 08:50:10 PM're agreed that this idiot started a fire to steal a firetruck's where it loses me.
2006-02-18 09:00:20 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

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2006-02-18 09:10:59 PM  
"Can we turn on the siren?"
"Chocolate croissant?"
Siren goes on.


/firefighters will do anything for baked goods
//or boobs
2006-02-18 10:30:14 PM  
Maybe he started the fire to hide evidences of a crime, and stole a firetruck because he wanted to buy the fire some time to burn everything.
2006-02-19 12:08:25 PM  
What I want to know is where the hell the pump operator was. How does one steal a firetruck from a working structure fire? I think the fire dept had some explaining to do which is why the guy didn't get charged too.
2006-02-19 12:51:16 PM  
heh. heh. heh.
he said "pump operator."
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