San Antonio hospital patient threatens guard, steals an ambulance, gets arrested

SAN ANTONIO (KSAT News) — San Antonio Police have arrested a man who stole an ambulance and threatened a security guard with a knife.

The 44 year old man was a patient at Baptist Medical Center on Dallas Street and at 11:30 P.M. Wednesday he was discharged and walked outside. That’s when he noticed that an ambulance that was parked nearby still had the keys in the ignition.

As he was driving away in the emergency vehicle, a hospital security guard saw what was going on, so he jumped in his personal vehicle and started chasing the ambulance.

The man stopped when he drove onto a dead end street and when he was confronted by the guard he pulled out a knife.

The guard went back to his car, grabbed his gun and fired at the man but he hit one of the tires on the ambulance.

The patient made a run for it but police caught him in the 200 block of Pecan.

He was brought back to the hospital because he was complaining of chest pains but once he was medically cleared, he was booked for Aggravated Robbery.

The guard was not hurt during the chase.



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