Stolen Fire Truck Sparks Intense Chase Through South Florida's Counties

Stolen Fire Truck Sparks Intense Chase Through South Florida’s Counties

A guy from South Florida is suspected of hijacking a fire rescue truck on Thursday and leading dozens of law enforcement officials on a chase through three counties before finally turning himself in, according to the authorities in those counties.

According to the online arrest records of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Lekambrick Aljenard Hanna, age 31, of Miami, was taken into custody early on Friday and charged with one count of theft of emergency medical equipment. Hanna is accused of stealing from a hospital.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the authorities believe that Hanna took a truck belonging to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department around 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and then drove it north through the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

According to the publication, the pursuit stopped when law enforcement officers captured Hanna near Boynton Beach.

According to reports from WSVN-TV that aired during Hanna’s initial court appearance on Friday, the police described the crime as “prime picking” for the suspect because the vehicle in question was being utilized in a training exercise.

According to WFOR-TV, the police reported that Hanna was driving away in the truck when he collided with an unmarked car that belonged to the Opa-Locka Police Department.

Officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department gave pursuit the truck all the way up to the county line between Miami-Dade and Broward. According to reports from the Sun-Sentinel, deputies from Broward County took up the pursuit, but they turned the investigation over to officials from Palm Beach County when the vehicle entered Boca Raton.

According to the newspaper, the pursuit continued until Hanna turned himself in on a northbound lane of Florida’s Turnpike near Boynton Beach Boulevard. At that point, the quest came to a halt. The pursuit lasted close to two hours in total time.

According to WSVN, during the hearing on Friday, Hanna raised his hand and informed the judge that he had been granted permission to operate a truck of that size.

Hanna responded, “I got CDLs, if that counts,” alluding to the commercial driver’s licenses that she possessed.

According to the data available online, Hanna is still being held at the Palm Beach County Jail with a $25,000 bail.

“Question, where do you expect me to get $2,500 bucks from before I leave?” “Question, before I leave.” According to WTVJ, Hanna asked the judge about the 10% he would be needed to post as a bond. She was referring to the requirement.

Hanna challenged the judge, “You don’t care, or you don’t know?” in response to his statement that he was unaware of the information.


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