Allegedly Naked Man Steals Ambulance, Drives It Into Building in Winnipeg

An ambulance was stolen in Winnipeg on Friday morning after the crew stopped to help a man they believed was in distress.

John Lane, chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, said paramedics pulled over to help the man about 8:30 a.m. in the city’s West End neighbourhood.

Lane acknowledged reports the man was naked, but would not confirm that detail, citing privacy legislation.

He said the man threatened the paramedics, ran to the ambulance and drove off.

Not long after, the ambulance collided with a building.

The man was detained by police and taken to hospital in a different ambulance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2020

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