Police: Man stole ambulance, led police on high speed chase

Photo courtesy Baroda-Lake Twp. Police Department

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- A Three Oaks ambulance was stolen Wednesday afternoon while the crew was getting lunch in St. Joseph Township, according to Baroda Lake Township Police.

A Baroda Lake Township Police officer saw the stolen ambulance on I-94 at the 16 mile marker, reports said.

The officer followed the ambulance and speeds got up to at least 90 mph, police said.

Officers with the Pokagon Tribal Police laid stop sticks which struck the front passenger tire.

The man driving the ambulance exited I-94 onto US 12 and stopped in a church parking lot, police said.

The driver ran from the ambulance and led officers on a brief pursuit.

The 35-year-old suspect was apprehended and taken to the Berrien County Jail.

He is being held on preliminary charges and a hold from the US Department of Justice.

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