VIDEO: Man steals ambulance from Erlanger, captured in Marion Co.
MARION COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
A discharged patient from Erlanger Hospital has been arrested Sunday, after stealing an ambulance from the hospital.
Chattanooga police received a call Sunday morning concerning an ambulance stolen by a discharged Erlanger patient. CPD filed a report and was able to track the ambulance via GPS locator. CPD notified Marion County Sheriff's Office of the ambulances location.
Lt. John Harmon with Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) says they assisted in the pursuit in a supportive role as Jasper Police and Marion County deputies were in the pursuit. The ambulance traveled westbound on I-24 and exited at the 135 mile marker on Monteagle. The vehicle was stopped at the entrance to a gated community.
Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett, says that James W. Seymore, 26, of Tracy City has been arrested on a Driving with a Revoke License charge. He will be transferred from Marion County to Hamilton County.
Chattanooga police is in the process of obtaining warrants for Seymore in Hamilton County.
Monday, Puckett Emergency Medical Services released this statement in regards to the ambulance being stolen from Erlanger :
On Sunday Sept 18th, a Puckett Emergency Medical Services Ambulance that was parked and non-patient loaded, was stolen outside a local Emergency Room. All Puckett EMS ambulances have tracking technology and in cab cameras that allowed the police to quickly track down and apprehend the individual and return the ambulance with no damage or injuries. The ambulance was fully inspected by a Certified Emergency Vehicle Technician after it was recovered and returned to service.
Puckett EMS would like to thank the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hamilton County and Marion County Sheriff’s Office for taking decisive action, and bringing this incident to a safe conclusion.
For any additional information or questions regarding this situation please contact the Terry Johnson, Vice President of Administration at 678-504-1723.