On Monday afternoon, a stolen Dallas ambulance driver chased for an hour when the ambulance appeared to be stuck and the driver tried to pass the police on foot.
Dallas police said the ambulance was taken from Fire Station No. 53 on Monday morning and was found in southeastern Dallas County that afternoon.
On Monday afternoon, a stolen Dallas ambulance driver chased for an hour when the ambulance seemed to be stuck and the driver tried to pass the police on foot.
The man behind the steering wheel of the ambulance refused to stop and led the police to chase for nearly two hours. The policeman passed through northern Dallas County into Collin County, and then passed Plano, McKinney and Princeton.
Sometimes, the driver deliberately drove into oncoming traffic, but did not report a crash related to the pursuit.
When returning to McKinney, the driver tried to lose the police, the sheriff̵
The ambulance had apparently reached the height of containment, and the driver quickly dispatched the rescue device to try to make the walking police escape, while also trying to raise his wrestling pants.
Moments later, the man was turned inside a fence and was detained by several people near Joyce Road and Zhangli Lane.
The Dallas Police Department, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, and Texas State Police and officials from other agencies assisted in ending the hunt.
In February 2020, an ambulance was snatched from the same fire station and rushed to Louisiana.
- At approximately 1:10 in the afternoon, the hunt took place southeast of Dallas, along Interstate 20 near Lawson. The driver drove towards Kaufman County.
- Then drive into Forney and follow I-20 back to I-635, where he heads north to US 75.
- As of about 2:05 pm, the driver was driving north on U.S. Route 75 towards Plano.
- Before 2:10 pm, the driver left the highway to enter a residential area and drove through the back alley.
- At about 2:11 pm, the driver avoided several Dallas police officers, representatives of the Dallas County Sheriff and Texas State Police officers, who tried to prevent driving out of the block.
- At about 2:18 pm, the driver got on Texas Highway 121 in McKinney, but exited shortly afterwards.
- At about 2:30 in the afternoon, the driver approached on U.S. Highway 380 near Princeton.
- At 2:37 pm, the driver was driving west on U.S. Highway 380.
- At 2:43 pm, the driver briefly moved the ambulance away from the road to avoid stabbing nails. This is a retractable device used by police to flatten car tires.
- At 2:55 pm, the driver was stuck in the off-road vehicle ambulance and also tried to lift his pants in an attempt to escape from the pedestrians. Soon after, the driver was detained near Joyce Road and Zhangli Lane.