Man Steals Ambulance in Valparaiso (IN), Gets Arrested

A man was arrested after he stole an ambulance from Tri-County Ambulance Service and EMS at a gas station in Valparaiso (IN) and then abandoned the apparatus at a Portage Walmart, reports nwitimes.com.

On Tuesday the man hopped into an ambulance that was at the Family Express at U.S. 6 and Ind. 149. He then took off in the emergency vehicle and headed west on U.S. 6 and drove it to the area of the Walmart parking lot at 6807 U.S. 6, the report says.

The ambulance was abandoned in the lot, and the suspect was arrested without incident, officials say. Police officials add that he was booked into Porter County Jail, where criminal charges are pending. 

The ambulance was recovered safely by authorities, and there were no injuries reported. The circumstances of the theft, as well as the suspect’s motives, are under investigation.

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