Man Hijacks Ambulance —With Patient Inside
No one hurt in bizarre incident
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 27, 2013 11:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – Let's say traffic is backed up on the highway, and you're a gun-toting would-be carjacker in a hurry. What car do you grab? If you're a quick thinker like Brian Timothy Kada Jr., you carjack an ambulance and make everyone get out of your way. That's what the 25-year-old Philadelphia man allegedly did last Friday, but a couple things went wrong: His tire blew out, and there was a patient inside the ambulance, WTSP reports. Kada allegedly walked up to the ambulance on the side of the expressway, pointed a gun at the operators, and jumped in. Then, he booked it.

"All of the sudden there was an ambulance in my rear view mirror," another driver recalls. "I pull over to let him by. He swerves, almost clips the front of the car. I notice a blown out tire in the back, and smoke coming out from the hood." The ambulance eventually "became disabled" and the suspect ran off on foot, but only after clipping the mirror of another car. Kada—who had been in a taxi before the saga began—allegedly tried to approach other cars, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. He was quickly caught, however, and the patient survived the incident unharmed.

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Sep 27, 2013 3:55 PM CDT
Another "good guy with a gun".
Sep 27, 2013 3:23 PM CDT
Believe it or not, it was a good choice. Those things are designed to be able to push cars out of the way. This one even came with a hostage. So, as a carjacker, it was an easy choice. * would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for those meddlesome cops
Sep 27, 2013 3:08 PM CDT
It's news reports like this along with the millions of others involving psychologically fucked up people, that make me dislike people in general. I know there's nice, good, caring people out here in this world but I'm so sick and tired of the self centered, evil, fucked up people being allowed to breathe the same air as me. Can't we just put them to sleep. Do you know how wonderful this world would be if this country lethal injected or hung every person who set out to kill innocent people. This guy didn't care whether this patient lived or died in this ambulance and for that he should not be allowed to live. Rid this country of evil people and maybe evil wouldn't happen so often. Going to jail is not justice for murderers or rapists or people who purposely want to hurt the innocent.