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L.I. Man Faces Charges In Connection With Alleged Ambulance Joy Ride

Beer Bought At Nearby 7-Eleven Led To His Eventual Arrest

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man was facing charges on Saturday, for taking an ambulance for a three-mile joy ride earlier in the month.

Salvatore Brecciano allegedly took the ambulance from a firehouse in Merrick. The keys had been left in the ignition.

A 12-pack of beer was left in the spot where the vehicle had been parked, according to authorities.

Brecciano had purchased the beer with a debit card at a nearby 7-Eleven.

The ambulance was recovered undamaged.

Police arrested Brecciano on Friday at his Tyrus Court home, Newsday reported. A set of ambulance keys were reportedly found in his car.

Brecciano has been charged with second-degree grand larceny.

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