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Security guard's truck gets stolen on patrol

Posted at 7:01 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 22:01:50-05

A man stole a security guard's truck while the guard was responding to a fire alarm Wednesday morning.

The guard was doing a routine check when a fire alarm started going off. He then found a suspicious man standing around who he believes was trying to break into a business. The man said he just got out of the hospital and wants to get to California. While the guard was questioning him, the man then took off with the guard's truck, which was still running.

"He bolted back to my truck and took off with it," said Otis Linton, the security guard.

The fire itself started around 1 a.m. in the 6100 block of Brent Thurman Way, near Sunset Road and the 215 Beltway. Upon arrival, firefighters saw no visible fire or smoke coming from the structure but the sprinklers were activated. There was a small fire in offices that were under construction.

The fire is under investigation. A restoration crew is working to clean up all the water damage caused by the sprinkler system.

No injures were reported.