A 25-year-old man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle after allegedly taking a fire truck on a joyride south of Brisbane.
A man has been charged after a fire truck was stolen and used on a joyride south of Brisbane.
Police say the 25-year-old man, from Wynnum West, stole the specialist vehicle from Beenleigh Fire and Rescue Station about 9.20am (AEST) on Saturday.
Officers were able to use the truck’s GPS to track it to Tamborine Mountain Road, more than 20km away, and put the 30-minute joyride to an end by deploying tyre-deflating stingers.
The man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driving.
He’s due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on May 19.
No-one was injured and only the truck’s tyres were damaged due to the stinger deployment.