Drunk man allegedly steals Wis. ambulance with patient inside
Man arrested on suspicion of operating motor vehicle without owner's consent
The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — Authorities say a drunken man stole an ambulance from a Wisconsin ski area with the patient and paramedics still inside.
The Dane County Sheriff's Department says emergency responders were treating a patient in the back of the ambulance at the Tyrol Basin Ski and Snowboard Area in Mt. Horeb on Monday night. They say a 24-year-old Illinois man 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.
No other details were immediately available.
- EMS Management