Ambulance Gets Carjacked at Gunpoint with Patient Inside in Democrat-Run Houston
The EMT was also in the ambulance when it was stolen,
An ambulance has been carjacked in Democrat-run Houston, Texas, while a patient was still inside, according to reports.
The EMT was also in the ambulance when it was stolen, according to The Washington examiner.
The carjacked occurred after shots here fired at the ambulance, which forced it to stop.
Thankful both @HoustonFire fighters are safe. 🙏🏽— Chief Samuel Peña (@FireChiefofHFD) July 23, 2021
FF EMTs/Paramedics face many dangers while they protect our city by providing highest level of care. They should never be assaulted while performing their life saving work!
TY @houstonpolice for quick response https://t.co/ufxDtWAgJR
The suspect then climbed into the driver’s seat and began driving the ambulance.
While this was occurring, the EMT was in the back with the patient, who both suspected something was wrong “because they were no longer heading in the right direction.”
Police managed to track the ambulance via GPS and take the suspect into custody.
STOLEN AMBULANCE: The man slumped over in this video is accused of stealing an ambulance with a patient & EMT in the back as they were trying to get to the hospital.— Charly Edsitty (@CharlyABC13) July 23, 2021
This man allegedly pulled a gun and fired shots at passing cars. So scary for all in the ambulance and drivers!! pic.twitter.com/MOdNXzQXXy
The suspect “allegedly pointed his gun at the EMT who was still in the back," KHOU-11 reported.
Houston Police Department tweeted the ambulance belonged to the Houston Fire Department:
It was "transporting a patient to the hospital when a car ran the ambulance off the road and took the ambulance at gunpoint.”
"Firefighter EMTs/Paramedics face many dangers while they protect our city by providing highest level of care. They should never be assaulted while performing their life-saving work!"
During the ordeal, the suspect reportedly was heard telling dispatchers that he was now driving the ambulance.
Pena later praised the firefighter for helping "deescalate" the situation, and another ambulance was called in to transport the patient to the hospital after the suspect was taken into custody, KHOU reports.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena posted on Twitter while also thanking Houston Police for their "quick response and safe resolution to this incident."
The suspect’s identity has not been revealed.