Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

A man was arrested after allegedly stealing a Bridgeview Fire Department SUV Thursday and driving it from the southwest suburb to the Loop. The man, who is from Chicago and may be homeless, took the unoccupied fire department command vehicle while it was idling in front of the fire house at 7350 W. 100th Place.

The suspect was able to get past the vehicle’s security measures and drive off before anyone could follow him. Authorities first noticed the vehicle was missing at 11:05 a.m. Police in neighboring Burbank spotted the vehicle near 87th and Harlem Avenue.

The man drove the SUV through Chicago before he was ultimately stopped about 1 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near Monroe Street. A Chicago police helicopter was used to track the vehicle. The SUV was not damaged during the pursuit, but officers had to break a window to get the man out and take him into custody.

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