Recently in Chicago, a man had stolen an ambulance because in his mind, he thought the “he could get to the hospital quicker.” What in the world was he thinking? Obviously, he was not thinking. He was totally out of his mind.
What would possess him to even think that he was “helping” the paramedics? I am sure that he doesn’t have any type of medical training, especially being an Emergency Medical Technician. The worst part of the story was that the suspect’s family member was suffering from a diabetic episode; the two paramedics were inside of the ambulance. The suspect, Jimmy McCoy, did not have any clue on what to do with the diabetic relative. He would not have known what to do for him/her before arriving at the hospital.
According to the Chicago Fire Department spokesman, Larry Langford, the male and female EMTs radioed the station, stating, “This is ambulance twenty-three. Our ambulance has been stolen, and we are in the back with a patient.” That was beyond over the top. It was completely
insanity on this man’s part.
Maybe McCoy wanted to “help” the ailing family member, but in reality he was committing a felony crime–stealing a motor vehicle, especially an ambulance. This was not his first run-in with the law. He has an extensive criminal history; he has already been arrested thirty two times. This makes his thirty-third arrest. He is not a very bright individual. He needs to spend a lot more time in jail or prison because if the authorities were to release him, then he would move on to bigger crimes. This man is a career criminal. I cannot believe that the authorities let this man go free after being arrested thirty-three times. He is a menace to society. He is less likely to be productive in society, get an education, or even get and/or keep a job.
On second thought, he wasn’t helping his relative in need of medical assistance because he was too busy committing a very terrible crime. Thank God that no one was hurt. The relative was transported on another ambulance to the hospital.