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Watch: Fla. woman steals ambulance, leads deputies on pursuit with emergency lights activated

Helicopter and body-worn camera footage shows Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arresting a woman after she stole an ambulance from a hospital

By Bill Carey

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Fort Myers woman was arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance from Golisano Children’s Hospital in Florida, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

On the morning of June 20, deputies used the ambulance’s onboard GPS to track the rig to a RaceTrac Gas Station on Summerlin Road Deputies then confronted the driver, identified as a 31-year-old woman, FOX 35 reported.

The woman then fled from the gas station, driving the ambulance erratically and nearly flipping it, deputies reported. When a deputy approached the ambulance during a brief stop, she sped away with the emergency lights activated.

The woman was arrested after the ambulance stopped at South Tamiami Trail and Island Park Road. She faces charges including grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing, and other offenses.