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Ga. medic dragged by stolen ambulance

Responder was doing paperwork inside The Medical Center in Columbus when psychiatric patient got into vehicle, attempted to drive it away

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A medic was dragged 20 feet when he tried to stop an ambulance being stolen in Ga. on Monday.

The responder was doing paperwork inside The Medical Center in Columbus, when a psychiatric patient got into the vehicle and attempted to drive it away, according to The Ledger-Enquirer.

The medic gave chase, and was dragged along before being thrown by the vehicle, the report said.

Shortly afterward, the patient crashed the ambulance into a building and he was arrested. The medic was not seriously injured in the incident, and the patient suffered cuts and bruises to his forehead, according to police. 

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