EMT jumps from stolen ambulance in Philadelphia

The EMT sustained minor injuries after jumping from the moving rig

Steve Marroni
The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

PHILADELPHIA — An EMT in Philadelphia jumped out of the back of a moving ambulance when someone got into the driver’s seat and took it for a joy ride.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when someone stole the ambulance from outside of the Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Action News 6 ABC is reporting.

When the EMT realized someone had stolen the ambulance with him still in the back, he called 911 from his cellphone, then jumped out of the moving vehicle in the 10,000 block of Meadow Lane, reports indicate.

He was treated for cuts and bruises, and police soon found the ambulance in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Mills Shopping Center on Franklin Mills Circle.

The incident is under investigation.


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