12/9/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Man Steals Pittsburgh EMS Ambulance While Paramedics Were Treating Patient – 20 Miles Away – State Police Used Spike Strips – Captured

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Vanderbilt

December 9, 2022


A man was arrested early Friday after Pittsburgh police said he stole an ambulance while paramedics were handling a medical call in Mt. Washington.

Paramedics were treating a patient around 4:30 a.m. on West Sycamore Street when the ambulance was stolen. Authorities said it was driven to Beaver County where state police were able to track it down more than 20 miles away. Police stopped the ambulance on the Parkway West near the Hopewell exit.

Tribune-Review news partner WPXI reported that the ambulance was surrounded by several police vehicles along the highway. The ambulance was being loaded onto a tow truck around 6 a.m.

The man’s identity was not immediately released.