Patient jumps out of DC ambulance, steals another

WASHINGTON — A patient being transported by an ambulance jumped out and stole a different ambulance for a joyride Saturday morning.

NBC Washington reported that Darren Ethedge, 31, was high on PCP and was being transported by a DC Fire-EMS ambulance at 9:30 a.m. Saturday when the vehicle got into a minor crash. A second ambulance was called to transport the patient after the crash, according to the report.

When the second ambulance arrived, Ethedge jumped out of the back of the first ambulance and into the driver’s seat of the second — speeding off with police in chase, according to the report.

The man was arrested and is expected to be charged with theft of a vehicle, according to the report.

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