Kentucky man charged for stealing an ambulance

March 7th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Kentucky, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Kentucky man has been charged for stealing an ambulance. When he was arrested by the police after the incident he had an interesting excuse for stealing an ambulance.

He told investigators that he needed a ride home and that is why he decided to take the ambulance. WYMT-TV report says the ambulance driver left the key of the ambulance in the ignition and only went to the hospital for a few minutes.

He returned later with the crew, to realize that the car has been driven off from the location that it was parked. The incident happened on Friday.

Officers managed to arrest the driver when an officer saw the car being driven erratically. He pulled it over and took the man to custody. He told the detectives that he was only borrowing the car because he intended to call the ambulance service the next day to tell them where the vehicle was.

He has been charged with stealing an ambulance and has also been given other charges of driving under influence and others. He was kept in custody.

The man was identified as 26-year-old Shane Hale from eastern Kentucky.

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