FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Emergency Room Patient Steals NY Ambulance

HARRIS, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 46-year-old woman wearing nothing but a hospital gown left an upstate New York emergency room and drove off in the ambulance she arrived in.

Troopers say the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps picked up Tammy Diescher around 11:30 Monday morning at her home in Livingston Manor and took her to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, 80 miles southwest of Albany.

After she was processed into the emergency department, Diescher returned to the vehicle idling outside and drove off. The ambulance crew called police, who stopped the vehicle minutes later.

Diescher was issued an appearance ticket for possession of stolen property and returned to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Police didn't know if she had a lawyer; her number is unlisted.


Three Children Dead after Boat Capsizes in Utah Lake

Seven people tossed overboard when violent winds overturn boat in Bear Lake.

Minnesota Man Impaled on Fence

Section of fence had to be cut to transport patient to the hospital.

Suspected Food Poisoning Hits Over 50 People in Salt Lake City Shelter

Salt Lake County health department investigates illness at shelter providing meals.

Three Dead, Over a Dozen Injured in Pennsylvania Bus, Truck Crash

Trailer sheared in half after collision with bus.

Woman Loses Arm in Boston Harbor Accident

Patient’s arm was severed just below the shoulder.

Roller Coasters Crash at British Amusement Park

Four seriously injured when cars collide at one of Britain’s biggest amusement parks.

Features by Topic

Featured Careers




Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015


JEMS Connect




Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts