Man steals ambulance with 3 people inside

A patient running from police at Grand Stand Medical Center jumped into an ambulance and took off with three people in the back


By EMS1 Staff

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. —  A mental health patient that had been transported to Grand Stand Medical Center led police on a foot chase that ended with the man stealing an ambulance with three people inside.

WCSC 5 reported that the incident began after a man was taken to GSMC for placement into Emergency Protective Custody on Sunday morning, where he threatened hospital staff and led security on a chase through the hospital, ending up in the ambulance bay.

The man got into the driver’s seat of a Horry County Fire Rescue ambulance with three individuals in the back and drove in circles around the parking lot, damaging property at the same time, police reported.

Myrtle Beach Police took the suspect into custody within five minutes, and the incident remains under investigation by the Horry County Police Department.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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