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Or maybe it’s not a trend, but mere coincidence.

 

Police: Chicago hospital patient stole ambulance, crashed in Wisconsin

Police say they have arrested a Chicago hospital patient who stole an ambulance and crashed it north of Milwaukee.

Michael Buckner, 23, of Chicago was being taken to another facility when he stole the ambulance, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. He crashed the ambulance shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Interstate 43 near Port Washington, the office said.

He made it over 100 miles away from Chicago before he cracked up the ambulance. That was after he attacked two deputies guarding him, stole the ambulance, crashed the ambulance, and then stole another vehicle.

All of which could have been avoided if someone had just locked their ambulance or at least taken the key out of the ignition.

Just do a quick internet search for “ambulance stolen” and you’ll find all sorts of interesting stories.

Like this one,

Man high on drugs crashes stolen ambulance, masturbates in police station

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado State University student is facing several charges after he allegedly stole an ambulance and attacked deputies after being taken into custody, according to KMGH.

Stefan Sortland, 18, is charged with aggravated vehicle theft, obstructing EMS, reckless driving, hit-and-run, criminal mischief, attempted motor vehicle theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and assault.

At least part of this fiasco could have been avoided by not leaving the ambulance running with the keys inside. Or having an anti theft switch activated. That’s assuming they had one installed.

There is plenty of dumbness to go around here.

LOCK YOUR AMBULANCE.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.

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