Woman Steals Ambulance; Crashes Ambulance; Burns up Ambulance -Unfortunately Lives Anyway

A 37-year-old woman was arrested this week for stealing an ambulance in San Francisco and then crashing it on the Treasure Island exit ramp during a police chase.

The woman, identified as Veronica Barahona, jumped into the San Francisco Fire Department Paramedic Unit at about 8:00 Tuesday Morning on Mason Street and took off at high speed through city streets, said Officer Grace Gatpandan, a San Francisco police spokeswoman.

 The ambulance had been left running while Paramedics responded to an emergency call for service at the Ambassador Hotel.

San Francisco Police used the vehicle’s GPS tracking system to locate the driver as she careened through city streets and sideswiped multiple cars vehicles. Barahona led police on a chase over the bottom deck of the Bay Bridge, police said, where she took a hard left turn onto the Treasure Island  off-ramp. She lost control of the ambulance and slammed up and over a concrete barrier. Their it burst into flames. That was when the crazed woman jumped out and ran, police said.

She was quickly caught and booked into San Francisco County Jail.




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