Authorities in Florida arrested a man who allegedly stole an ambulance on Sunday from a hospital in Hernando County.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were notified once an ambulance owned by Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services was taken at about 12:30 p.m. from Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, WFLA reported.
The ambulance crew was reportedly inside the building dropping off a patient when the vehicle was taken.
The sheriff’s office detailed the events in a media release posted to Facebook on Sunday, writing, “The suspect, later identified Trey Cornwell DOB/03-14-1992 drove the ambulance to the Kass Circle area off of Port Court”:
Cornwell got the ambulance stuck in mud and sand as it approached a nearby body of water off of Port Court. Witnesses at the scene indicated the suspect fled toward a nearby shopping plaza. Cornwell was taken into custody a short time later near