Man arrested for allegedly stealing Dallas ambulance from hospital

Medics were in the hospital offloading a patient when the ambulance was taken


Catherine Marfin
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS, Texas — A 33-year-old man was taken into custody early Tuesday after stealing a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance from Baylor University Medical Center in Old East Dallas.

Thomas Hennington faces a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Dallas police said.

A Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance was stolen from a hospital Tuesday morning.
A Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance was stolen from a hospital Tuesday morning. (Photo/Nathan Hunsinger, The Dallas Morning News)

Officers got the call about the stolen ambulance around 1:30 a.m. Hennington had taken the car from the ambulance bay while medics were inside the hospital dropping a patient off, said Jason Evans, a spokesman for Dallas Fire-Rescue.

Officers with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and Dallas police stopped Hennington at 5900 Dallas Fort Worth Turnpike, about 10 miles from the hospital, police said. Authorities arrested him without incident, police said.

The ambulance was taken back to the hospital and did not have any missing equipment, drugs or damage, Evans said.

It’s unclear how long the ambulance was missing.

Hennington was booked into the Dallas County Jail around 5 a.m. His bond had not been set as of Tuesday morning.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

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