Vanessa Armstead, 32, allegedly stole the car in Utica throughout a post-shift cleansing at roughly 10:30 a.m. Kunkel Ambulence, which owns and operates the car, instantly reported it stolen.
“They had the ambulance in the bay completing that cleaning and getting ready to move the ambulance,” Kunkel spokeswoman Amanda Shells Jennings told Firehouse. “Somebody entered into the ambulance bay when the doors were opened and entered the ambulance.”
The Utica Police Department positioned Armstead utilizing GPS, and he or she then led them on a 100-mile chase that lasted into the afternoon, WHAM reported.
The chase ended when the car crashed into the bay close to the Newport Yacht Club. A passing boat picked up Armstead, after which police took her into custody.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s dive crew and a towing firm had been capable of get better the ambulance. Kunkel said that it’s possible the ambulance is a complete loss following the incident.
New York State Police have charged Armstead with second-degree felony possession of stolen property, third-degree felony trespass and two counts of second-degree felony mischief.
Police haven’t but decided why Armstead allegdely stole the car or finally crashed it into the bay.