Chicago Fire Department Ambulance Stolen From Hospital and Crashed

Chicago Tribune – A man who was kicked out of St. Bernard Hospital stole an ambulance that was outside and drove for about a block, crashing into a light pole and a street sign, before he was taken into custody early Tuesday, according to authorities.

The man, 34, was waiting to be treated at St. Bernard Hospital about 3:55 a.m. when he grew impatient and disruptive, prompting staff to eject him from the South Side hospital, police said.

Just outside the hospital, the man stole an ambulance from the 300 block of West 64th Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The man drove Ambulance 30 for about a block when he crashed into a light pole and a street sign, mowing them down.

 Officers noticed the erratic driving and pulled the ambulance over in the 6300 block of South Yale Avenue.

The man was sitting in the driver’s seat and taken into custody, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital for treatment.”…Continue Reading Here

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