PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of trying to steal an ambulance while its crew was caring for another person nearby.
According to police, the emergency medical technicians were attending to a patient on Sunday when the ambulance’s siren went off outside.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Face Off In Fiery Final Debate
The siren is a safety feature that activates when the vehicle is shifted out of park.
The EMTs ran outside to find a man in the driver’s seat. The suspect then fled on foot when he saw the crew members.READ MORE: COVID-19 Latest: FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Pfizer Vaccine For Children Ages 5-11
The EMTs gave chase and soon captured him.
Perth Amboy police told NJ.com that Marco Cabrera, 25, was charged with attempted theft of a vehicle and drunken driving.
Cabrera’s bail was set at $10,000 cash. It was unclear Monday if he had retained an attorney.MORE NEWS: Roads Flood, Rivers Overflow As Nor'easter Dumps Heavy Rain On New Jersey
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