Drunk Man Steals Ambulance, Leads Low-Speed Chase

No one harmed in brief incident
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2009 1:51 PM CDT
The man led cops on a low-speed chase for a few minutes before stopping at an intersection.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Most drunk people grab a cab home, but a 21-year-old Kansas man was charged yesterday with stealing an ambulance and leading police on a low-speed chase through downtown Lawrence. The ambulance had been left unattended while rescue workers responded to a medical emergency, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. After a few minutes police surrounded the ambulance at an intersection, and apprehended its drunken driver, who claimed he had no other way to get home. (Read more ambulance stories.)