CLICK ORLANDO, HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man stole an ambulance from a hospital while first responders were assisting a patient but got the vehicle stuck in sand and mud.
Records show the Hernando County Fire & Emergency Services ambulance was parked in the ambulance bay at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville on Sunday around 12:30 p.m. while paramedics were inside the hospital dropping off a patient.
When paramedics returned, they realized the ambulance had been stolen … Read more.
Hernando County Sheriff’s Office – Media Release
From: Michael Terry, Deputy Public Information Officer
Re: Man Arrested After Stealing Ambulance from Oak Hill Hospital
Date: April 4, 2021
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the area of Port Court in Spring Hill in reference to a stolen ambulance.
The ambulance, owned by Hernando County Fire & Emergency Services, was taken at 12:27 p.m. from the ambulance bay at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville.
The ambulance crew was inside the hospital dropping off a patient when the ambulance was stolen.
The suspect, later identified Trey Cornwell DOB/03-14-1992 drove the ambulance to the Kass Circle area off of Port Court.
Cornwell got the ambulance stuck in mud and sand as it approached a nearby body of water off of Port Court. Witnesses at the scene indicated the suspect fled toward a nearby
Cornwell was taken into custody a short time later near the Hernando County Sheriff’s
Office substation located at 1231 Kass Circle.
Cornwell was charged with Grand Theft Auto.
He was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu
of a $10,000 bond.
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