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Cops: Patient Drove Home In Hot Ambulance

Suspect, 43, said she had "missed the last bus"

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Hot Ambulance

AUGUST 19--After being discharged from an Ohio hospital and missing the last bus home, a woman stole an ambulance and drove it to her residence, according to police who nabbed the suspect last night following a brief, low-speed chase.

Cops say that Lisa Carr, 43, was released from Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati around 11 PM Thursday.

Following Carr's discharge, an ambulance driver flagged down a cop car to report that his vehicle--which he left running outside the hospital while dropping off a patient--had been boosted.

Police officers were quickly able to track the ambulance via its GPS signal and began following the vehicle on what became a 20-minute trek to Carr’s residence 10 miles from the hospital. The ambulance never topped 30 mph, according to a police report.

Seen above, Carr was subsequently taken into custody and questioned by cops. She reportedly admitted to swiping the Ford E-450 ambulance, telling officers she "took the vehicle because she missed the last bus."

Carr was arrested for theft, driving with a suspended license, and failure to comply with police. She was booked into the Hamilton County jail early this morning and is scheduled for a court appearance later today.

And, yes, this has happened before. (2 pages)