State News

Apr 2, 2014 9:36 AM

Man Held After Ambulance Stolen

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine if a man who was acting erratically and drove off in a Houston Fire Department ambulance had been using drugs.

Police on Tuesday night chased the stolen ambulance for about 10 miles and captured the driver after forcing the emergency vehicle off the road in Pearland.

GPS helped officers track the ambulance, which originally was dispatched on a call about a man possibly needing medical attention.

Lt. Larry Crowson says it's a dangerous situation any time you have a person acting irrational and driving a motor vehicle. Crowson also says the man spit out white chunks of what's believed to be crack cocaine.

The suspect wasn't hurt. His name wasn't immediately released.

The ambulance ended up with two flat tires.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

»Comments

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!


Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!

Inside KRISTV.COM

Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more