PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD. (WUSA9) - A 43-year-old man has been readmitted to the hospital after stealing an ambulance from Prince George's Hospital Friday morning.
Police said William Person, 43 of Temple Hills was brought to the hospital overnight by fire officials after he was found acting erratically in the streets.
The suspect was released from the hospital early Friday morning and somehow gained access to an ambulance, police said. It is not clear at this time how he gained access to the ambulance. Ambulance 830 from Landover Hills Station 830 was stolen around 6:02 a.m., authorities said.
Employees at the hospital immediately realized the ambulance had been taken and was in the wrong hands.
Video I had taken earlier this morning. Ambulance stolen from PGHC by a discharged patient. Person apprehended without injuries to citizens pic.twitter.com/4HbQYZL1o3— Ben Barksdale (@BenBmbarksdale) May 19, 2017
A slow-speed chase then ensued. Officers from various jurisdictions collaborated to ensure the chase had a safe ending.
After about an hour and a half the chase came to an end on Allentown Road and Camp Springs Way. During the chase the suspect continued to drive even after authorities deflated his tires. The suspect continued to drive on the rims during rush hour.
The ambulance hit an officer's car close to the end of the pursuit. None of the officer's involved in the chase were hurt.
Officials said nobody was on board other than the suspect. The suspect has been transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said Person was taken back to the hospital with injuries, however is expected to be fine.
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