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Police: Arrest follows theft of vehicle from fire station

April 18, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man is accused of stealing an Albuquerque Fire Rescue SUV from inside a fire station, driving the vehicle in a reckless manner with lights and siren on and taunting police before being arrested.

Officer Simon Drobik says Anthony Pacheco made at least one obscene gesture at officers before stepping down from on top of the vehicle and mooning the officers before lying on ground and submitting to arrest Thursday.

Drobik said the incident ended on a dead-end street near an intersection where the stolen SUV collided with another vehicle. The other driver wasn’t injured.

Drobik says Pacheco was being booked into jail.

It wasn’t immediately known what charges Pacheco could face or whether he has a defense lawyer who could comment on the allegations.