TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa teen has been charged with stealing a $500,000 truck from a Florida fire station.
Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spokesman J.D. Callaway said 17-year-old Michael Bellamy would help wash the fire trucks before, but this time told authorities he stole one just for fun.
Bellamy took the truck on Saturday after police said he tricked firefighters into leaving the vehicle in the parking lot and called 911 call to get them out of the fire station.
He then drove it several miles with lights flashing and sirens blaring. His joy ride ended when the truck got stuck in sand at a construction site.
Bellamy was charged with grand theft and making a false 911 call. He was taken to a juvenile assessment center.