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Strange News Story Number Seventeen

"Stolen Fire Truck"
This story is a thief's strange choice. Enjoy!

Vocabulary Story

A 25-year-old man in (1) Utah decided he wanted to get to Washington to see his mother for Christmas. Not having a car, he (2) hopped into a $500,000 (3) fire truck, (4) blew the air horn and tried to drive away. The fire fighters ran out to see what (5) the commotion was about. He (6) struggled as hard as he could, but they were finally able to (7) subdue him. He never (8) made it to Washington for Christmas.

New Words

(1) in the far west of the U.S.
(2) similar to "jumped" - he got in
(3) a vehicle used to put out fires
(4) used the loud horn that fire trucks all have
(5) the very loud noise
(6) fighting very hard
(7) made him quiet - they stopped him
(8) arrived in Washington

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