A joy rider stolen a tourist bus in Prince Rupert Wednesday night.
The middle of the night theft happened from a hotel parking lot just before 3 a.m.
Police says the bus, which was serving seniors up from Vancouver, vanished and was seen screaming around the downtown area leaving tire marks on third avenue west and in the alleyway near the college.
Police were able to located the bus parked on highway 16 with two tires seriously damaged. Not only did police find the bus they also found the thief on-board who was arrested.
The vehicle is owned by charter bus lines and is now in operable after the joy ride. Police say at this point no one has been formally charged, but that could change as police sort through forensic evidence