I’m curious. Was he actually stuck up there and then decided spur of the moment that it would be cool to drive off in a firetruck, or was the plan all along to lure a firetruck up there so that he could drive off in it? Man calls 911 to be rescued from bluffs, then tries to steal a fire truck
The emergency call came in shortly before 8:20 a.m., according to Stephan Powell, a district chief with Toronto Fire Services.
The man, 40, told dispatch he was stuck on the bluffs but his cellphone died before he could provide a specific location to police.
Firefighters arrived at the top of the steep cliffs near Sylvan Park and a Toronto police marine unit searched for the caller from the water.
While emergency services on the scene were occupied with the search, the man allegedly tried to get into a fire truck and drive away, said Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson.
He didn’t get far, and has been charged with attempted theft over $5,000 and failure to comply with recognizance.