Woman Discharged From Hospital Allegedly Steals Ambulance to Drive Home After Missing Bus
Don’t you just hate it when you miss the last bus of the night and have to steal an ambulance to get home?
An Ohio woman was arrested after she was faced with such a predicament at about 11 p.m. Thursday, jumping in an unmanned emergency vehicle following her release from Deaconess Hospital, according to reports.
Lisa Carr, 43, hopped in a running Ford E-450 ambulance after “she missed the last bus,” police wrote in an affidavit obtained by Fox19.
The ambulance’s actual driver got the attention of passing Cincinnati police to say his vehicle was stolen while he was inside the hospital, authorities said.
Using GPS, police tracked down the ambulance. After a slow-speed pursuit, Carr was taken into custody outside her home after she parked, the station reported.
She had reportedly made the 9.6 mile journey from the hospital to her Meredith Drive home in 20 minutes, traveling under the posted speed limit.
Carr was charged with theft, failure to comply with police and driving under a suspension, online records show.
She was booked into the Hamilton County Jail at about 12:30 a.m. Friday and was scheduled to appear in court later that day, but her hearing has been reportedly delayed.