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Ambulance stolen with relative inside

Oct. 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A man with 32 previous arrests has been charged with stealing an ambulance in Chicago while paramedics worked on a relative in the back, officials said.

Jimmy McCoy, 27, "probably thought he was helping" when he took off in the ambulance Saturday, Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said in a Chicago Sun-Times report.

McCoy said he "thought he could get to the hospital quicker," as paramedics worked on a relative in the rear of the ambulance, the report said.

The male and female paramedics on the ambulance radioed in, saying: "This is ambulance 23. Our ambulance has been stolen, and we are in the back with a patient,'' Langford said.

A fire truck dispatched along with the ambulance was able to block an intersection just three blocks away, where McCoy was arrested and charged with felony unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, the newspaper said.

The relative was being treated for a diabetic condition, and was taken to a hospital in another ambulance; no one was injured in the incident, officials said.

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