Police: Ambulance Taken From Alabama Hospital

April 23, 2013

Police were on the lookout Sunday for an ambulance they said was stolen from the entrance to an Alabama hospital emergency room.

Authorities said a Haynes ambulance was taken from UAB hospital about 8 p.m. Saturday. It was parked on an emergency room ramp at the time.

An executive with the company said it wasn’t clear how or why someone took the vehicle, which was parked after taking a patient from Elmore County to the hospital.

“There were four ambulances parked in the ambulance bay, and ours was in the middle. Somebody just walked up and stole it,” said Kirk Barrett, chief operations officer for Haynes.

A police lookout asked motorists to call 911 if they saw a Haynes ambulance marked with the unit number 206. The vehicle has an Alabama license plate that begins with the number 29, which represents Elmore County.

Barrett said citizens could assist police in locating the ambulance.

“There are ambulances out there everywhere. They can’t stop them all,” he said.

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