Chicago hospital patient steals, crashes ambulance in Wisconsin

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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Chicago hospital patient who stole an ambulance and crashed it north of Milwaukee.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 23-year-old Michael Buckner of Chicago was being taken to another facility when he stole the ambulance.


The sheriff’s office says he crashed the ambulance shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Interstate 43 near Port Washington.

According to the sheriff’s office, a bystander stopped to help Buckner and offered him a ride, but he stole the vehicle and drove it a short distance before being taken into custody.

Wisconsin authorities say Buckner appeared to have a medical issue while in jail and was taken to a hospital, where they say he attacked deputies.

Police say Buckner faces charges in Illinois. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.



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