Police: Man Steals Ambulance From Pontiac Hospital

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – Pontiac authorities have charged a homeless man who they say stole an unattended ambulance parked outside of McLaren Oakland Hospital.

Pontiac police said Bryan Kryscio was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of unlawfully driving away an automobile. He was ordered held on $5,000 bond and will have to wear a tracking device if released.

Police say an EMS employee returned from the hospital when she saw the ambulance driving down a street. The person who called 911 said a cellphone was left inside the unlocked ambulance. Police tracked the vehicle using the cellphone and stopped it in Sterling Heights.

They say Kryscio was the only person inside and the ambulance and equipment weren’t damaged. Kryscio tells police he was on his way to a strip club in Detroit.

Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.

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