A Dallas man who has made a habit of posing as a firefighter and even a doctor is accused of doing it again after authorities say he convinced Dallas firefighters to take him on a ride-along.
Dallas police are searching for Terrance King, 27, who is suspected of impersonating a public servant after he allegedly told firefighters that he was an EMT student, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 11).
Dallas Fire-Rescue Station 49 in Red Bird received no advance notice that a student would be visiting the station, which is a common occurrence, Dallas Fire Fighters Association President Jim McDade told the station.
King accompanied the firefighters on several medical calls but did not assist them, McDade said.
Eventually, they grew suspicious and questioned the suspect, who fled on foot.
"He ran away with one of our ballistic vests assigned to an engine, but that was eventually returned," McDade told WFAA.