9/14/23 Spartanburg, SC – Ambulance Stolen From Spartanburg Medical Center – Chase – Police Car Crashed – Stop Sticks – Suspect Taken Into Custody

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Vanderbilt

September 14, 2023


A suspect is in custody after stealing an ambulance from a South Carolina hospital and leading officers on a chase that spanned two counties, officials said Thursday.

The ambulance was stolen from Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus, hospital officials said.

Spartanburg County dispatchers said they got the call about the stolen ambulance just after 12:15 p.m.

A chased started and went through the city limits of Spartanburg, where a city officer’s car was struck, Lt. Kevin Bobo, with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said.

The pursuit went into Union County where deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office successfully deployed stop sticks, and the chase came to a conclusion at Whitmire Highway and 176, Bobo said.

No Spartanburg County deputies were injured and none of the patrol vehicles were damaged during the pursuit.

We are told a suspect is in custody.