On Wednesday at 10 p.m., an ambulance was stolen from the Laredo Medical Center emergency room intake on Saunders during a patient drop-off.
According to Joe Baeza, Laredo Police Department Investigator, the ambulance was found after a city-wide lookout found it undamaged in the 3900 block of Convent.
The search ended after approximately 30 to 40 minutes, and the suspect was found in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.
The suspect was detained but was not formally charged with theft of the ambulance due to being a patient of the hospital. The suspect was released to the custody of the hospital as the Webb County Jail would not accept them with their condition.
There are chances of charges being pressed, and a warrant will be issued to apprehend the suspect in the future, Baeza said.