Firefighter's SUV stolen at a fire scene

May 23, 2008 5:57:54 AM PDT
Delaware State Police are searching for the person who stole a firefighter's vehicle from the Lewes Fire Department parking lot while the firefighter was at a fire scene. The theft of the sport utility vehicle was reported early Thursday morning after the firefighter returned from the fire on Coastal Highway.

State police say a trooper spotted the vehicle a short time later near the Sussex East Mobile Home Park. When the trooper entered the park, the operator of the vehicle ran into a wooded area.

The vehicle has been returned to the firefighter.