Thief Takes 'Jaws of Life' After It Fell Off Athens-Clarke Fire Truck

The life-saving device is valued at $7,000.

Athens-Clarke Police are looking for a man suspected in taking a “jaws of life” that fell off a fire truck while it was en route to an emergency.

According to a police media release, the life-saving device, which is used to extract victims from vehicles in car accidents, fell from the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department truck near the Oglethorpe-Hawthorne intersection.

The stolen item is valued at $7,000.

Police say witnesses saw “an older black man” take the device and put it in the back of a red Ram 1500 pickup truck.

“A suspect was developed through the tag number, but officers were unable to make contact with him,” said the media release.

The investigation continues.

MikeThePainter March 07, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Why are you calling him a thief? They left it unsecured and he secured it for them. The fire department owes him a thank you and you owe him an apology.


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