DETROIT -- A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a Detroit fire station, crashed through the a garage door, hit another car and fled before eventually flipping the ambulance on its side while turning.
According to WXYZ Detroit, the suspect stole the ambulance around 2 p.m. Sunday from a fire station at Wilkins and Russell streets near Eastern Market. The suspect allegedly walked in and got into an EMS rig before driving right through the garage door to exit. He then hit a car being driven by a 21-year-old woman. That woman suffered an arm injury in the crash, but was listed in stable condition.
The suspect then fled the area in the ambulance. Police eventually caught up with the man after he flipped the ambulance while trying to make a turn. The man was traveling north on I-75 when he attempted to make a turn at the Eight Mile Road exit.
The suspect was arrested and take to a nearby hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Police have not said why the man decided to steal the ambulance, which is valued at $250,000.
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