Patient steals ambulance in North Carolina, crashes near hospital

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(Brock Letchworth, City of Greenville photo)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — An ambulance from Vidant Medical Center was stolen by a patient and eventually crashed into a vehicle and a light pole on Friday.

Greenville Police Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter said police were called to the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Beasley Drive, not far from the hospital, around 5 a.m. for a crash of an ambulance. Hunter told WNCT’s Lauren Scott the ambulance hit a truck at the intersection then struck a light pole.

Vidant police were investigating the theft of the vehicle since it happened on their property. Greenville police were investigating the crash, Hunter said.

On Monday, Tah’jay Joyner, who was a patient at Vidant, was facing charges in the incident.

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