City Paper is not for tourists
The AP is reporting that a 14-year-old skateboarder grabbed a hook-and-ladder truck as it was leaving the scene of a fire for a joy ride. This was a bad idea. The kid got himself run over by the fire truck Thursday evening. Details are still sketchy. But here’s what the AP wrote:
“It happened Thursday about 6 p.m. in the northwest section of the city. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer says the truck was leaving the scene of a small kitchen fire when a 14-year-old male on a skateboard grabbed the truck to be pulled.
The youth fell and the truck ran over his foot. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”