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03/27/18 – Austin, TX – Paramedics Were Treating A Patient In The Back Of An Austin County Ambulance – Man Tries To Steal Ambulance – Anti-Theft Devices Save Vehicle

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.

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