WATCH: Woman who stole fire EMS vehicle captured

LAS VEGAS - ​The female suspect accused of stealing a Clark County EMS vehicle before leading officers on a chase was taken into custody Friday afternoon around 4:20 p.m.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers pursued the stolen Clark County Fire EMS vehicle after it was taken from a Walgreens across the street from the Monte Carlo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, according to Metro Police.

"She was peeping the whole thing out from the get-go," said Terrell Lamb, witness. "Like they got out the truck. As soon as they got out the fire truck, we seen her. Then she looked at the firemen. Then the firemen looked at her then they all got out the truck. Not one firemen stayed in the truck. Then she hopped in the truck, then took off with the truck. With less than 15 seconds, this all happened."

According to officers, she took the EMS vehicle for a spin down Las Vegas Boulevard to Blue Diamond Road. She took Blue Diamond to I-15 South, police said.

The vehicle was last seen driving on I-15 southbound near Primm before the suspect was captured near mile marker 183.  During the pursuit traffic was stopped on the highway.

According to NHP, the suspect had the lights and sirens on the entire pursuit. Drivers were delayed for hours.

When the woman reached the California-Nevada boarder, Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol ended their pursuit; that's when California Highway Patrol picked it up.  Law enforcement officers said the woman realized troopers were going to use spike strips to end the chase, so she decided to stop the truck.

Metro Police, Nevada Highway Patrol and California Highway Patrol worked together to arrest the suspect. There wasn't any other information released.


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