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December 14, 2012

Woman steals ambulance while medics on call

The woman stole the vehicle after the medics refused to give her a ride home

By EMS1 Staff

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A W.Va. woman allegedly stole an ambulance that was on a call Thursday.

Elizabeth Ann Lacy, 47, approached the medics who were on a call and asked for a ride. The medics told her that they were unable to because they were responding to a call, according to WOWKTV.

The medics then went into the patient's home, and witnesses say that Lacy then entered the ambulance and drove off with the vehicle's emergency lights still on.

Police were later able to track the ambulance to her home, where Lacy reportedly told them, "If they didn't want it stolen, they shouldn't have left the keys in it."

Lacy is being charged with grand larceny and obstructing emergency personnel.

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Ben Sager Ben Sager Friday, December 14, 2012 4:57:21 PM She certainly has her logic down good! LOL
A.J. Langer A.J. Langer Friday, December 14, 2012 4:58:28 PM Really? Really? Who would think to do this?
Maria M. Regan Maria M. Regan Friday, December 14, 2012 5:04:54 PM Oh, God.
Jennifer Stanley Jennifer Stanley Friday, December 14, 2012 5:05:52 PM unbelievable.
Ronda Owens Vanek Ronda Owens Vanek Friday, December 14, 2012 5:15:09 PM People with this mentality are the ones that pose the most danger to society. Really? Shit for brains!
Joseph Stafford Joseph Stafford Friday, December 14, 2012 5:16:36 PM all I can say is heres your sign.
Cody Smith Cody Smith Friday, December 14, 2012 5:17:00 PM This happen where im from a couple months ago
Christian Jackson-Puglisi Christian Jackson-Puglisi Friday, December 14, 2012 5:18:21 PM my area too
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Friday, December 14, 2012 5:26:07 PM Back when I was a foster parent, we learned quickly that this mentality can start early. We'd have a child for six months and you give them a little trust and they would blow it. Their excuse(s) were, "Well you shouldn't have trusted me." I think some of it has to do with a bit of narcicism (sp?) But an ambulance? I think she should also be charged with patient endangerment.
Michael Hatfield Michael Hatfield Friday, December 14, 2012 5:30:52 PM Coulda been worse I guess, she could have booted the damn thing......
Clifford DeWayne Hogue III Clifford DeWayne Hogue III Friday, December 14, 2012 5:50:53 PM Obama just lost a supporter lol
Scott Courtney Scott Courtney Friday, December 14, 2012 6:40:44 PM Life imprisonment I think is more suiting, she's obviously not a productive member of society, and she could of caused someone to die because of it. She is mentally unstable, and eating up my tax money to be lazy, if my tax money is to be used on her, I want it to go to keeping her locked up so no one else can catch her stupid.
Tim Cmldora Tim Cmldora Friday, December 14, 2012 6:44:41 PM Welcome to the world we live in...just saying I hope she resisted and the police tazed her a few times so she could obtain a jolt of reality pertaining to the importance of being able to transport a patient.
Tracey Kuznicki Tracey Kuznicki Friday, December 14, 2012 8:08:32 PM What an idiot
Barbara Per Giaquinto Barbara Per Giaquinto Friday, December 14, 2012 8:12:59 PM what is this world coming to? What ever happened to common sense?
Lennard Fadlen Lennard Fadlen Friday, December 14, 2012 9:20:44 PM well that's just stupid ,
Thaddeus V Wrzesinski Thaddeus V Wrzesinski Friday, December 14, 2012 9:27:27 PM Damn Straight! Remember to Lock It and Take the Keys! :) LOL
Vincent Santoiemma Vincent Santoiemma Saturday, December 15, 2012 5:01:59 AM Too bad this crazy bitch was not in the sandy hook school. People who deserve to die never do!
Samuel G Vasquez Samuel G Vasquez Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:19:02 AM Nice and fat, rosy colored checks, doesn't look like she misses many meals.....b.
James Alexander James Alexander Saturday, December 15, 2012 12:06:07 PM The next time you want a ride, CALL A CAB or SUPPORT MY CAUSE AND RIDE THE BUS!
David Starcher David Starcher Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:52:54 PM what a fn dumbass hope the person in the house wansnt dying.
David Hoechstetter David Hoechstetter Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:04:08 PM If she didn't want the key thrown away, she shouldn't have committed the crime? Seriously, I hope she gets help - she needs it.
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Sunday, December 16, 2012 7:52:43 AM Idiots! Even after they saw a potential threat they still did not lock the ambulance. This woman gives great advice. "Don't leave your keys in the ambulance...especially when people are lurking around your truck". You seriously can not blame the woman for their stupidity for leaving a wide open opportunity. Bashing "fat people" also does not make you look more professional either. Blaming others for your own mistakes to justify not learning from them is sign EMS will never move on as a profession. EMS just never seems to learn from its many repeated mistakes. There seems to be at least 2 stolen ambulances in the news every week and those are the ones which actually get in the news. When will EMS learn?
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Sunday, December 16, 2012 7:55:19 AM Do you lock your POV when out shopping? You should have the same respect for the ambulance entrusted to you. Not taking preventative measures just because you don't own the ambulance does not justify not securing it. News flash for you: there are over 300 million people in the US and not all are the same.
Jay Greenblatt Jay Greenblatt Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:06:10 PM Like the thirty says: EMS We can't fix stupid
Jay Greenblatt Jay Greenblatt Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:07:11 PM T-shirt that is (damned auto correct)
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:30:35 PM We just hire them.

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