Chicago police say that a person is in custody after they allegedly stole an ambulance in the city’s South Shore neighborhood, and then crashed it in Gold Coast.
According to authorities, paramedics were responding to a call in the 7500 block of South Stony Island at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday when one of the workers left a private ambulance running on the street.
The vehicle was then stolen by an unknown individual and they fled the scene in the ambulance, according to police.
A short time later, the ambulance was involved in a crash in the 700 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive, police said. The ambulance rear-ended an SUV in the Gold Coast neighborhood, and the driver of the emergency vehicle was apprehended at the scene.
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Police say that charges are pending against the alleged thief, and an investigation remains underway.