Police: New York college student steals ambulance, crashes

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. >> A 22-year-old college student has been charged with stealing an ambulance while its crew was responding to call on a western New York campus.

Police say a Rural Metro ambulance responded around 2 a.m. Thursday to the University of Rochester to treat an intoxicated man. Officers say a different man got into the ambulance and drove off.

Police say the man drove about a quarter mile before going off the road and getting stuck in a flower bed.

Officers charged the student with grand larceny, criminal mischief, traffic violations and driving while intoxicated.

The ambulance sustained damage and had to be towed away.

Last December, police charged a 22-year-old student with stealing an ambulance while its crew was responding to a call on the SUNY Geneseo campus, 25 miles south of Rochester.


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