Texas man arrested after hit-and-run in stolen ambulance

The rig was recovered about an hour after the crash


By Laura French

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A Texas man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly stole an ambulance and crashed it into another vehicle. 

Wichita Falls police say the Transtar Ambulance Company rig was stolen from a station sometime around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to KFDX. Shortly after the rig was reported stolen, police received a call about a hit-and-run crash involving an ambulance. No one was injured in the crash. 

Vincent Persinger, 50, was arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance and crashing it into another vehicle.
Vincent Persinger, 50, was arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance and crashing it into another vehicle. (Photo/Wichita County Jail)

Police ultimately located the ambulance in a neighboring county about an hour after the crash. Vincent Persinger, 50, was arrested and charged with theft from $150,000 to $300,000 and causing an accident involving damage over $200. Officials said the ambulance is valued at about $250,000. 

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