A man was taken into custody after Lauderhill firefighters prevented him from carjacking a fire rescue truck, the department said.
The incident happened Tuesday night at the Lauderhill Fire Station and was captured on surveillance cameras.
Firefighters from Rescue 30 were returning from a previous emergency call when they saw a man run towards the fire station and scale the gate to the parking lot, Lauderhill Fire Rescue said in a news release Thursday.
As the firefighters confronted the man, he got aggressive and attempted to enter the driver's side of a rescue truck, and he ultimately gained access through the window.
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The man turned on the emergency lights and placed the truck on reverse, fire officials said. The firefighters managed to safely stop the vehicle before it was driven to a roadway.
Investigators identified the man as 31-year-old Freddie Joseph Ross, who was taken into custody and has been in the hospital since Tuesday night.
It's unknown what charges Ross may face.