Penn. Men Steal Ambulance, Push Provider Out While Driving
May 14—Two men jumped into a private ambulance and drove off with an EMS provider in the back early Monday before throwing the driver out of the vehicle during a struggle in Philadelphia Logan's section, police said.
The EMS provider was taken to Einstein Medical Center for treatment of a shoulder injury. Police later took one suspect into custody.
About 3 a.m., two men jumped into an idling Healthfleet ambulance at 12th and Louden Streets while the vehicle's driver was in the back working.
As the ambulance drove off, the provider climbed into the front and started struggling with the intruder in the passenger seat.
At 12th and Rockland Streets, a block away, the carjackers threw the EMS provider out. He called police and his dispatcher.
The ambulance company started tracking the vehicle and police ultimately stopped it at 11th and Rockland Streets. By that time, one of the men had gotten out the ambulance.
Police arrested the 42-year-old man who was behind the wheel of the ambulance and took him to Northwest Detectives for questioning.
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the suspect appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. His name has not been released.