Article Source: Tribune wire reports Contact Reporter
Police say they have arrested a Chicago hospital patient who stole an ambulance and crashed it north of Milwaukee.
Michael Buckner, 23, of Chicago was being taken to another facility when he stole the ambulance, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. He crashed the ambulance shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Interstate 43 near Port Washington, the office said.
A bystander stopped to help Buckner and offered him a ride, but he stole the vehicle and drove it a short distance before being taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office.
Wisconsin authorities say Buckner appeared to have a medical issue while in jail and was taken to a hospital, where they say he attacked deputies.
Police say Buckner faces charges in Illinois. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.