3/3/24 Zebulon, NC – Patient Assaults EMS Worker – Steals Ambulance – Crashes – Police Officers Chase Down Ambulance – Arrested

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Vanderbilt

March 3, 2024


A would-be patient is now jailed on a $100,000 secured bond after stealing a Wake County ambulance during a Zebulon medical call at Walmart Sunday afternoon, police said.

The incident was reported around 2:15 p.m. at the Walmart at 841 E. Gannon Ave., according to the Zebulon Police Department.

The Zebulon Fire Department was dispatched along with the crew of EMS 63 ambulance.

A man who was the patient for the medical call was first seen by the EMS crews, police said.

The patient assaulted at least one worker, got into the cab of the ambulance and drove away from the Walmart, officials said.

Zebulon police officers were called and responded.

After several minutes, the officers managed to chase down the ambulance and then got in front of the vehicle — forcing it to stop.

An arrest warrant in the case said $125,000 is the value of the stolen 2022 Chevrolet Express G 4500 Ambulance.

During the ordeal, the ambulance was involved in a crash near 801 Gannon Ave., damaging the curb and the vehicle, a warrant said. A medical refrigerator also had $200 worth of damage during the entire episode.

Leandro Limon, 33, of Bailey, is facing several charges including felony larceny of a motor vehicle, common law robbery, assaulting a government official, and hit and run with property damage, according to arrest records.

Limon is being held in the Wake County Jail on a $100,000 secured bond as of Sunday night, county records indicate.