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This guy has clearly been playing too much Grand Theft Auto. Police arrested a 22-year-old SUNY Geneseo student after he allegedly stole an ambulance and took it for a ride around town.
The student, Colin Dahlberg, allegedly stole the ambulance as EMTs were responding to a call about an intoxicated person on campus.
From the Genesee Sun:
At 3:27 a.m. on Saturday, a 911 call from campus reported a heavily intoxicated subject at Genesee Hall who possibly needed emergency medical treatment. While first responders with Geneseo Fire and Ambulance and University Police were tending to the victim, Dahlberg allegedly got into the ambulance and drove off campus and through the village while intoxicated.
It didn’t take long for police to find Dahlberg since all they had to do was look for the one rogue ambulance driving around the town of 8,000 people. When they located the ambulance, Dahlberg allegedly took off on foot, but police caught up to him. He blew a 0.20, about two times the legal limit.
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Dahlberg was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the second degree, a C felony, aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, and driving out of class with further charges pending. That’s not going to be a cheap DUI to get out of.
Thankfully, nobody was injured, but the town’s fire chief didn’t find anything funny about the incident.
He told WHAM:
“Frankly we’ve had about enough of this,” said Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler, referring to a 22-year-old SUNY Geneseo student accused of stealing an ambulance.
“This goes beyond a prank and it was definitely an attempt to really cause some havoc,” he added.
The fire chief also said that Dahlberg spoke into the 2-way radio while driving the ambulance, and said “God bless America.”
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