A Fremont man was charged Tuesday when he attempted to steal a Sandusky County ambulance after admitting that he had lied about his girlfriend going into labor, and later told police he was God and his son was Jesus Christ.
Aaron Lehmann, 33, is charged with felony grand theft and misdemeanor counts of misconduct at an emergency room and obstructing official business.
According to a Fremont Police report, Officer Michael Kennedy responded to Whittlesey and Birchard avenues when Lehmann called police and said a woman was going into labor on the sidewalk.
When Kennedy arrived he approached a woman, Amy Daily, 37, who was having difficulty breathing and holding Lehmann’s leg.
As Kennedy asked Daily if she was going to have the baby now, Lehmann said he lied about the woman being pregnant and stated she was having an asthma attack.
“Aaron stated he told dispatch she was going into labor because he knew emergency personnel would get to them sooner,” the report said.
The report said Lehmann became agitated because police did not have an inhaler for Daily.
He told police she was dying as they waited for Sandusky County Life Squad 17.
EMS arrived at the scene and treated Daily.
As Kennedy and Sgt. Belinda Rosenberger were attempting to go back into service, Lehmann pulled a vape pen and said he was smoking medical marijuana.
“Bet I’m the only one around here who can do this,” Lehmann said to police.
As officers cleared the scene and went back into service, they were dispatched back to the scene to assist EMS who said Lehmann had attempted to steal Life Squad 17, the report said.
Rescue workers Moly Pope and Brittany Gottfried said Lehmann got into the passenger side of the life squad before getting into the driver’s seat and put the squad into drive.
They both began to yell for Lehmann to exit the vehicle, the report said.
But Lehman pointed at them and yelled, “You don’t know who I am.”
Gottfried was able to enter the ambulance and yelled for Lehman to exit the squad.
When police arrived back at the scene, Lehmann, who had exited the squad, began running down Buckland Avenue and was chased by Kennedy, the report said.
Kennedy caught up to Lehmann and when he turned toward Kennedy, he took a stance with his right arm straight out and left arm cocked back, the report said.
The report said Kennedy was able to take Lehmann to the ground and cuff the suspect.
Lehmann then began to say he was having a heart attack and EMS was called to assist, the report said.
While he was being detained, Lehmann began saying he was an undercover cop and had worked with Kennedy in the past and that his wife was at the hospital having his son and that his son is Jesus Christ and that he is God.
Because Lehmann was making these statements, he was transported to the emergency room at ProMedica Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation, according to the report.