A 39-year-old man was in custody Saturday on suspicion of stealing a Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard pickup truck at Dockweiler Beach.

The theft occurred between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities recovered the red 2015 Toyota Tacoma Friday and arrested Jared Gowens on suspicion of felony grand theft auto, police said.

A motive for the theft of the local law enforcement vehicle was not immediately disclosed.

He was arrested Friday.

Credit: City News Service