ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A man in Georgia has been arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance from a hospital before he was arrested in a drug store break-in.

Athens-Clark County police told news outlets that 41-year-old Edward Lee Wessinger is accused of taking an ambulance early Sunday at the St. Mary's Hospital while the driver was inside waiting for a patient discharge.

Police say Wessinger ran several red lights and hit several vehicles before he abandoned the ambulance near an apartment complex

Less than an hour later, officers were called to a drug store where they found Wessinger inside. They say he used a rock to break the front door glass.

He's being held in the Clark County jail on charges of vehicle theft, burglary and a number of traffic offenses.


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