Videos of an hour-long police chase involving a shirtless Philadelphia man who stole an ambulance Friday night time sparked an enormous response on-line from locals and nation-wide.
Authorities arrived on the Roosevelt Inn in Northeast Philadelphia round 9:30 p.m. responding to a home disturbance that required medical consideration, reported ABC News. The man concerned within the disturbance grew to become aggressive with the police, jumped in one of many medic models that arrived on the motel, and began driving.
The 40-year-old man, wearing nothing however a pair of boxer shorts, started driving straight in direction of one of many cops, who opened hearth on the ambulance. Four photographs have been fired and the thief was struck within the leg. The cop was partially hit by the car. Both events’ accidents weren’t life-threatening, and the ambulance thief continued to drive.
The chase ended round 10:40 pm when the police lastly stopped the ambulance and took the suspect into custody the place he was first handled for his gunshot wounds. No civilians seem to have been harm within the chase by this time. A tow truck that got here inside the ambulance’s path belonged to police.
Viral movies of the incident then circulated on-line, reactions got here from the Philly space and throughout the nation.
I watched a police chase in Philly final night time the place the dude stole an ambulance. This chase went on for fairly some time and the dude had some severe driving abilities….getting out of a number of roadblocks and out working a tow truck.
Never change Philadelphia.
— 👁Mike Santorro👁 (@MikeSantorro) February 29, 2020
I’m sitting right here watching a police chase of a stolen ambulance in Philly however he certain isn’t driving it prefer it was stolen! He was driving sooo sluggish and but they nonetheless couldn’t cease him! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/KpALIi16VM
— Kerry (@KerryLynS130) February 29, 2020
How did my friday night time go??? I watched an HOUR ambulance chase on the information and let me let you know one thing… it was so ENTERTAINING lmao some man STOLE an ambulance and doubtless was the best driver ever bro
— Olivia♡Saw Queen (@dancingqueenrog) February 29, 2020