Man steals ambulance from hospital, AMR employee's ID

Durelle Johnson jumped into the unattended rig while an AMR employee was dropping off a patient inside the hospital


By EMS1 Staff

AKRON, Ohio — A man was arrested after stealing an ambulance from a hospital.

News 5 Cleveland reported that Durelle Johnson jumped into the unattended vehicle and drove off while an AMR employee was dropping off a patient inside the hospital.

Durelle Johnson was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. (Photo/Akron Police Department)
Durelle Johnson was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. (Photo/Akron Police Department)

While on scene, officers were notified that an ambulance was involved in a crash near the hospital. After the crash, Johnson jumped out of the rig and fled the scene.

Two hours later, officers responded to a suspicious persons call and found Johnson with a black backpack of medical supplies and the AMR employee's ID.

Johnson was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. His bond was set at $25,000.

The crash remains under investigation.

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