Man Suspected of Stealing Ambulance from RI Hospital Arrested in Connecticut

A Boston man who is accused of stealing an ambulance from Rhode Island Hospital was stopped on Interstate 95 in Connecticut and arrested, according to state police.

Connecticut State Police said Rhode Island State Police called Troop E just after 6 a.m. and said they were following an ambulance that had been stolen from Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Rhode Island troopers followed the ambulance into Connecticut and Connecticut State police stopped the vehicle just before exit 92 in North Stonington and took he driver, 36-year-old Johnny Kimbrough, of Boston, into custody.

"Thankfully we have the rescue back. there doesn't appear to be any damage, no one was hurt and we've wrapped it up with an arrest," said Providence Police Major David LaPatin.

Police said Kimbrough asked for medical attention and was committed to Backus Hospital.

Kimbrough was charged with first-degree larceny of a motor vehicle. He is due in court on June 4.

Rhode Island officials are looking into how he was able to steal the vehicle in the first place.

"I'm looking to see why it happened, and to prevent it from happening in the future. this is a practice that's been going on for years. They leave the rescues running and it's unsafe," said Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare.

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