UPDATE: Man Accused of Stealing Ambulance, Name Released

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/23/13 @ 12 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is facing charges after police say he stole an ambulance and wrecked it.

According to the criminal complaint, Raymond L. Spurlock, 40, of Huntington, is charged with grand larceny, leaving the scene of an accident and battery on a police officer.

Police say he was a hospital patient who stole an ambulance from a Huntington hospital Monday evening around 5:50.

They say he hit three cars before wrecking the ambulance in the 2800 block of 8th Avenue and ran away from the scene.

He was caught a short time later.

Police say when they found Spurlock hiding in shrubbery, he was unresponsive. The officer said when he tried to get Spurlock's attention, he kicked him in the shins and knees yelling, "I'm dead."

The cost of the ambulance is about $100,000.

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ORIGINAL STORY 7/22/13 @ 10:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was taken into custody late Monday afternoon after he took an ambulance and drove it down 8th Avenue -- crashing into three cars in the process, Huntington Police say.

The man was a hospital patient who somehow took the ambulance from a Huntington hospital.

Police say a few people were taken to the hospital after the crash, mainly as a precaution.

Officers say the incident happened at the same time as heavy rain that flooded many streets throughout Huntington.

Police say the suspect will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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