Drunken Man Steals Ambulance with Patient, EMS Workers on Board

Drove around a parking lot with the emergency brake on

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010  |  Updated 1:45 PM CDT
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Dude, how does this siren work?

An Illinois man, apparently too drunk to ski, sneaked aboard an ambulance at Wisconsin ski area and drove off. 

Unfortunately for everyone involved, a patient and paramedics were still inside when he committed grand theft ambulance.

The Dane County Sheriff's Department says emergency responders were still treating a patient in the back of the ride at the Tyrol Basin Ski and Snowboard Area in Mount Horeb Monday night when the 24-year-old flatlander got into the vehicle and drove it around the parking lot.

The sheriff's department says deputies arrested the man. But it is unclear how he was stopped.

Fitch-Rona Medical Service Deputy Chief Dale Dow says the ambulance's emergency brake was on and paramedics were still in the back when the man got inside. He says he doesn't know what happened after that.

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