Mich. ambulance theft could lead to new policy about leaving rigs running

"No damage was done, nothing was stolen, so we're not really sure what he was doing," said Traverse City Fire Captain Steven Ball


By Leila Merrill
FireRescue1/EMS1 Staff

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. — Rescue One Ambulance was on a call late Wednesday night in Traverse City when a man got in the running rig and drove away, WPBN/WGTU reported.

Traverse City Police pulled the driver over.

Captain Steven Ball said he had not seen this happen before in his 20 years in the service.

"I'm not sure of his intent or what's going to happen of it, but he was just driving it," Ball said. "No damage was done, nothing was stolen, so we're not really sure what he was doing."

The brief theft may lead to a policy change about keeping emergency vehicles running during calls, the news outlet reported.

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