Emergency Room Patient Steals NY Ambulance


 
 

| Tuesday, December 1, 2009


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.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Vehicle Operations

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Abilene Loses Helicopter Service

Native Air leaves city with only one air helicopter service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire Chief Proposes another Controversial Ambulance Plan

Staffing change will leave immediate neighborhood without fire apparatus.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

FDIC 2014 CHAT: MIKE MCEVOY AND A.J. HEIGHTMAN

Mike McEvoy and A.J. Heightman discuss some new EMS technology at FDIC 2014.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Lieutenant in Patient Death May Go Unpunished

Family upset that officer in charge may retire without any discipline.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >