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Drive it Like You Stole it: Thief Smashes Bay Door Stealing Detroit Ambulance

Ambulance overturned on Eight Mile Road

WDIV, with permission

DETROIT (WDIV) – An ambulance stolen from Eastern Market was involved in a collision Sunday afternoon.

According to authorities, someone went inside the fire station near Eastern Market and drove an EMS vehicle through the door at about 2 p.m. Police said the driver took the ambulance onto northbound I-75 before exiting at Eight Mile Road.

Police were able to track the vehicle due to a tracking device built into it.

Detroit police officers saw the ambulance exit I-75 where the driver lost control and the ambulance rolled over and struck another vehicle.

The suspect, a 31-year-old man, was taken into custody with minor injuries. He is expected to be OK.

Police said the ambulance was an advanced model and had high-end life-support equipment. It is estimated to have sustained about $250,000 in damages in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing.

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