Police: 1 arrested after chase in stolen ambulance

Posted at 4:05 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 16:07:19-05

ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing an ambulance and leading police on a chase down I-94 in Berrien County.

Police said an ambulance was stolen from a Panera Bread in St. Joseph Township while the crew was inside getting food.

The scene of an arrest after a chase on March 6, 2019 in St. Joseph Township, Mich.

It was spotted by a Baroda-Lake Township police officer on westbound I-94, leading to a 90-plus mph chase down the highway. Police deployed Stop Sticks, which struck the front passenger side tire.

At that point, police say the ambulance exited the highway onto US-12 and stopped in a church parking lot.

The driver then took off on foot before being arrested by responding officers.