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Drunken Man Steals Wisconsin Ambulance; Patient Still Inside

MADISON, Wis. - Dane County authorities say a drunken man stole an ambulance from a ski area with the patient still inside.



The Dane County Sheriff's Department says Fitch-Rona emergency responders were treating a patient in the back of the ambulance at the Tyrol Basin Ski and Snowboard Area in Mt. Horeb on Monday night. A 24-year-old Illinois man got into the vehicle and drove it around the parking lot.



Dane County Sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer says police officers from Mt. Horeb stopped him but she didn't have any information on how they did it. Dane County Sheriff's deputies arrested the man.



Fitch-Rona Emergency Medical Service Deputy Chief Dale Dow says the ambulance's emergency brake was on and paramedics were still in the back of the vehicle. He says he's not sure what happened after that and declined further comment.



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