Fla. man arrested for allegedly stealing ambulance from hospital

Authorities said the man fled on foot after getting the rig stuck in some mud

By Laura French

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing an ambulance from a hospital.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office officials said in a media release that Trey Cornwell, 29, allegedly took the Hernando County Fire & Emergency Services rig from the ambulance bay of Oak Hill Hospital while crewmembers were inside the hospital offloading a patient. 

Cornwell allegedly drove the rig until it became stuck in some mud and sand near a body of water, at which point he reportedly exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Witnesses saw Cornwell running to a nearby shopping plaza, according to sheriff's office officials, and he was soon after apprehended and taken into custody. 

Cornwell is charged with grand theft auto and is being held on a $10,000 bond, officials said. 


Media Release Man Arrested after Stealing Ambulance from Oak Hill Hospital April 4, 2021 The Hernando County...

Posted by Hernando County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, April 4, 2021


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