Article Source: www.firefightingnews.com
A Texas man allegedly tried to steal an ambulance while Austin-area paramedics were trying to save a patient last week, prompting his arrest and an interesting tale.
Two Austin-Travis County paramedics were treating a patient in the back of the ambulance on March 23 when they heard the driver’s door open and saw 34-year-old Robert Dunn attempt to drive the ambulance.
Fortunately for the paramedics, the anti-theft system prevented the ambulance from being stolen. Telling Dunn to get out, the ensuing conflict attracting the attention of a police officer.
Taking Dunn into custody, police later got him to admit he was trying to steal the ambulance.
According to KXAN, the court set Dunn’s bond at $50,000. He faces a second-degree felony theft charge.
Several local ambulances have been stolen in the past three years, prompting Austin-Travis County EMS to equip their vehicles with anti-theft devices.