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Man hits patrol car after stealing ambulance


 
 

Keith Rushing | | Tuesday, August 14, 2007


ENCINITAS ---- Two Carlsbad Fire Department paramedics transported a patient to Scripps Encinitas' emergency room shortly before midnight Thursday on what they thought would be a routine medical call.

Instead they endured what might well be one of their worst nights on the job ---- watching a wayward patient drive their ambulance away as they tried to chase him down. Then, to make matters worse, they had to sit and wait while sheriff's deputies chased the culprit for 15 miles.

In the end, two deputies were injured and the $150,000 ambulance was declared a likely total loss after it crashed into a grove of eucalyptus trees.

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