Drunk man steals ambulance, crashes it

Oct. 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A 37-year-old drunk man stole an ambulance from a Chicago hospital before crashing it and needing assistance from another ambulance, police say.

Paramedics were putting an unoccupied stretcher into an empty ambulance at Norwegian-American Hospital when the man got in and took off, the Chicago Tribune reported.

He crashed the ambulance a mile and a half away, hitting several vehicles on the way, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man suffered minor injuries and was transported back to Norwegian-American Hospital in another ambulance.

Charges are pending, the newspaper said.

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