A man from Virginia is facing charges after police say he tried to steal a firetruck in Auburn.
Fire crews were responding to a call of people stuck in an elevator at the Esplanade Complex in Auburn on Tuesday night when 35-year-old Dana Gifford of Barboursville, Virginia, climbed into the driver’s seat of their truck, according to the Portland Press Herald.
After being confronted by a nearby firefighter, he got out, saying he initially intended to steal it. Police responded and after a quick search found Gifford and arrested him, the Press Herald reported.
Gifford was charged with attempted theft.
He was wanted in several states for non-extraditable charges.
Gifford is currently out on bail.