Police: Man Stole Fire Truck to Get Home for Christmas

What kind of mileage does that thing get?

Police in South Salt Lake, Utah, have arrested a man they say tried to steal a fire truck so he could drive home — to Washington — for Christmas.

Detective Gary Keller says firefighters on a medical call heard the $500,000 truck's air horn blaring Monday and ran outside. They found a man in the driver's seat trying to drive away.

After a lengthy struggle, firefighters were finally able to subdue the man until police arrived.

Police said the 25-year-old man told them he wanted to go to Washington to see his mother for Christmas.