Around 4:00 a.m., firefighters from Engine 7 were called to rescue several people trapped in an elevator at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.
Hotel security reported at least a dozen people stuck inside on the fourth floor.
Firefighters were able to free the patrons within 20 minutes.
While fire crews worked, someone jumped into the truck and drove it about a block away before leaving it unattended.
Officials were able to recover the truck undamaged.
Police are still investigating. So far no word on any suspects or arrests.