Ambulance joy-ride leaves many residents without power

Robin Bradshaw
A man was apprehended by police after allegedly stealing an ambulance and crashing into a power line. Photo by Ofelia Hunter.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Monday, a man allegedly stole an ambulance vehicle and crashed into a power line on corner of Medical Blvd. near Alice CHRISTUS Hospital.

The man then proceeded to run several blocks before becoming tired and laying down under a tree where he was then apprehended by police.

The crash resulted in many residents on the east side of Alice without power.

The man was taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi and is being charged with criminal stealing of an ambulance and assault of a public servant. Lt. Saenz from the Alice Police Department could not release additional information or his name due to the event being a current open investigation.

Photo by Ofelia Hunter.