No injuries were reported.
Ryan Kovacik VCU student and certified EMT, stole an ambulance as part of his birthday celebration.
Inge added he has seen a lot in his 15 years as a first responder, but in the early hours of April 12, he and his three colleagues experienced a first following a transport to the VCU Medical Center. Lakeside Rescue personnel were inside the hospital finishing their patient’s report when they walked out to their surprise their ambulance was missing.
“At that point, it was partially surprise, and partially: this can’t be happening,” Inge said.
Dispatch, to their surprise, got in touch with Kovacik on the ambulance’s two-way radio.
Thankfully the ambulance was returned and nobody was injured in the medical joyride.
The Commownwealth Times is reporting on Twitter that Ryan Kovacik is being charged with felony grand larceny for theft of an ambulance, with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in Henrico and will be arraigned for the felony charge in Richmond this Friday.