Crider told the news station he was especially disturbed by the stolen radio.
“If he were to make a false call to a certain area of the county, and a number of officers were to respond, that leaves that territory ... vulnerable,” Crider said. “And he could do something there that’s in violation of the law.”
DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley told AJC.com the department wasn’t aware of the stolen items until Cobb authorities told them. He said it was “probably lost, since normally radios don’t go missing.” He also confirmed that Sloane had no connection to the department.
Police told Channel 2 they don’t know why he was in the tree he fell from, but Sloane allegedly told them his drone was stuck. However, no drone was found.
Sloane faces felony charges of impersonating a firefighter and theft, according to Cobb County Jail records. He remains in the Cobb County Jail without bond.
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