Sick Ride: Florida Woman in Hospital Gown Steals Ambulance Parked Outside Hospital, Cops Say

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Source: Port St. Lucie Police Department

Sep. 1 2023, Published 12:04 p.m. ET

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A Florida woman dressed in only a hospital gown stole an ambulance from a hospital parking lot and led officers on a chase, officials said.

According to the Port St.Lucie Police Department, on Aug. 30, Marquisa Allen, a 25-year-old Miami woman, was sitting on a bench outside HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital “when she decided to steal the vehicle as ambulance personnel were inside dropping off a patient.”

Allen fled the parking lot in the ambulance, police said, but she was unaware the vehicle was equipped with a GPS tracker that allowed Florida Highway Patrol officers to locate her on a nearby turnpike.

As the officers closed in on Allen, police said the suspected ambulance thief “exited the ambulance and began to run away but was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.”

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She was arrested and transported to the Martin County jail for giving false information to police, driving on a suspended license and resisting without violence, according to officials, who added more charges are expected.


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