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Mystery in Homer: Who stole the fire truck?

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This truck was stolen from the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on April 5, 2019. (KTEN) This truck was stolen from the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on April 5, 2019. (KTEN)

HOMER, Okla. -- The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office is looking for a fire truck thief.

Deputies say they were responding to a call around 2 a.m. Friday when they saw the truck leaving its bay at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.

They realized it was stolen after dispatchers said the truck was not answering a call.

Sheriff John Christian said the truck was found later that morning in a barn in the town of Stonewall.

"It had just been abandoned and left there," the sheriff said. "Apparently whoever took it just needed a ride, I guess, and drove it down there and left it. The equipment was still intact; nothing was damaged."

Christian added that investigators are reviewing surveillance video and other evidence from the scene in an attempt to identify the perpetrator.

"You just don't think anyone would steal a fire truck, because that's public safety," he said. "You believe everyone would respect that and understand that's very important to the citizens to have that vehicle to respond."

If you have any information regarding the case, call the sheriff's office.

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