Suspect arrested after stealing ambulance, leading police on chase

The suspect led officers on a half hour chase with speeds getting as much as 100 mph, police stated.

HOUSTON — An ambulance was stolen from Memorial Hermann within the Texas Medical Center leading to an extended and intense chase on the 610 Loop Thursday morning, Houston police stated..

Police stated officers responded to a name of a stolen ambulance simply earlier than midnight late Wednesday and located the stolen rig heading north on the Loop close to Beechnut.

Police stated the suspect driver had simply been discharged from the hospital when he took off in an ambulance that was left operating out exterior the power.

The suspect led officers on a half-hour chase with speeds getting as much as 100 mph, police stated. Part of the chase was caught on digital camera because the ambulance whizzed by with police in pursuit.

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The suspect refused to tug over and obtained off and on a number of freeways as he tried to elude officers, police stated. He ultimately slammed right into a median on Glen Chase which disabled the ambulance together with operating a number of the wheels right down to the edges.

Once the suspect lastly stopped, deputies who have been aiding HPD smashed a window and dragged the motive force from the automobile, police stated.

Police stated tires on a few of their patrol automobiles have been additionally blown out alongside the best way resulting from spike strips used to attempt to cease the suspect. Luckily, nobody was damage throughout this intense chase.

“This could have ended badly for a lot of people, but again we got minor injuries on the suspect, we got the ambulance,” HPD Lt. Wilkens said. “Yeah, we lost some tires tonight but you know what kudos to all these HPD and Harris County guys… because no one understands how stressful it is when you’re out doing this kind of stuff.”

The suspect is more likely to face a number of expenses together with evading arrest.

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