Nebraska Man Jailed for Stealing Helmet and Facepiece During Fire

YORK, Neb. - A 21-year-old man has been given a year in jail for stealing a firefighter's helmet and face mask from the scene of a house fire in York last May.

The York News-Times says Zachary Kaye pleaded no contest to attempted theft and to interfering with a firefighter on duty. Kaye was sentenced on Monday to a year on each charge, to be served at the same time.

On May 20, 2010, a York firefighter told a police officer that his fire helmet and face mask were missing. He had put them down while taking a break. A woman later brought the helmet to the same officer, saying she'd seen a young man grab it and the mask. She followed the man to a nearby house and got the helmet back.


Information from: York News-Times,

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Wow, nothing like taking a firefighter out of the game. Too bad he didn't get more time. Kudo's to the the nice lady for following and retrieving the PPE.
what kind of idiot takes a firefighter's helmet to begin with?

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