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Police in Buffalo, N.Y. arrested a 37-year-old, highly intoxicated woman Sunday morning after she allegedly stole an ambulance.

According to WGRZ, the woman was brought to the hospital ER due to her intoxication. She escaped the building and somehow stole a Rural Metro ambulance that was sitting outside.

Police were on her tail almost instantly. After she lost control of the vehicle in a traffic circle, she slammed into a brick wall surrounding the parking lot of a local Walgreens drugstore.

"Thank God she missed the building ... The brick wall stopped her, otherwise, she would have definitely [crashed] into the building," Amherst Police Senior Investigator Scott Lawida told WGRZ.

The woman has been arrested and is charged with reckless endangerment, grand larceny and criminal possession of a stolen vehicle, among other charges.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the ordeal, but the ambulance was heavily damaged.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Seems like Buffalo can't really afford to replace an ambulance. Perhaps take the keys next time or have push start on all vehicles.
      mnbigbuddy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is this stupid story listed on AOL twice?
        Hi Sandra
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mnbigbuddy
        Why did you read it twice? :)
          mnbigbuddy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Hi Sandra
          I didn't read it twice. I just checked and when I saw it was the same story I questioned why it was listed twice.
      David..BRAAPP
      • 3 Years Ago
      When you absolutely positively have to get their in a hurry....hahaha
      Don
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dumb, dumb dumb dumb, DUMB
      TM
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably was not getting enough sex! Women go bonkers for sex!
      • 3 Years Ago
      My best friend has announced her wedding with a millionaire young man Ronald. They met via RichLovesC0M....it's where for meeting millionaires, who are searching for their special someone. It's worth a try! Police said Mann hopped into the ambulance at this time and drove off, nearly hitting a person standing in the parking lot. "It could have been a dangerous scene," Heffernan said. St. V's security flagged down an officer to tell them what happened, and a few minutes later, they spotted the ambulance near Phillips and Detroit. The officers attempted to stop the driver.
      Buckingham's
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should have taken her to Bellevue, the mental hospital!
      themightyabelard
      • 3 Years Ago
      People who drive under the influence of Amereica's most popular drug (alcohol) kill tens of thousands and injure many more each year. Yet people still call those addicts 'drunks' and make light of their addiction. Last Friday, my sister's best friend and her husband were struck by an impaired driver who blew through a stoplight at 45 mph. The woman died at the scene. Her husband survived, with several broken bones-he'll never walk without assistance again. The woman will never meet the grandchild that's due this fall. Anyone still want to make 'humorous' remarks about intoxicated drivers?
        GOODDOC1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @themightyabelard
        I'm truly sorry for your loss. DUI is NEVER humorous. I've worked too long in the ER to see anything funny about it!
      JERRY
      • 3 Years Ago
      did they transport her via ambulance back to the hospital ? or maybe tow truck?
      • 3 Years Ago
      It never ends. Only in America.
      Kimberly Marie
      • 3 Years Ago
      drink, steal an ambulance. Smoke- read about it on the net. which is legal again?
      BAC ART PIPES
      • 3 Years Ago
      I forged - in Detroit most stolen items - airplanes.
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