- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A 63-year-old West Haven man has been charged with attempted larceny after fire officials say he tried to steal one of their trucks.

Police say Wayne Gagne was caught after getting into the parked truck Wednesday evening, turning on the siren and attempting to drive off.

The truck was parked on Main Street, where firefighters were responding to a medical call.

Police say the firefighters, who were inside a nearby house, heard the siren and ran to the truck. Police say they pulled Gagne from the vehicle and held him until police arrived.

Gagne, who also was charged with possession of a knife, was being held pending a court appearance in Milford. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

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