Police: 83-Year-Old Man Stole Ambulance

He checked himself out of the hospital first
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 22, 2017 4:27 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance, the AP reports. Police say Donald Winkler was upset with the quality of care he was receiving and checked himself out of New York's Nassau University Medical Center around 1am Tuesday. Investigators say Winkler then stole an ambulance from the hospital parking lot that had the keys in the ignition. Police say they later found the man at a nearby 7-Eleven. Investigators say he admitted to taking the ambulance. Winkler was arrested and taken back to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Bail was set at $3,000 at a bedside arraignment. Winkler is charged with second-degree grand larceny. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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