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Oklahoma patient arrested after allegedly stealing ambulance from hospital, leading police on chase

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man in Oklahoma City is behind bars after allegedly stealing an ambulance from a local hospital and leading police on a chase.

Officers were called to St. Anthony’s Hospital after receiving a call about a patient stealing an ambulance.

Police learned the ambulance was running and unlocked at the hospital when authorities say 67-year-old Lawrence Fallon got behind the wheel.

Fortunately, the ambulance had a GPS device installed, which made it easy for troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to track the stolen vehicle.

According to the report, officers tracked the ambulance heading southbound on I-35 in Norman, going about 95 miles per hour.

OHP troopers were able to find the emergency vehicle and pursue it.

Shortly after that, the Purcell Police Department was able to stop the ambulance with stop sticks.

Authorities say Fallon told officers he was doing a transfer to Dallas and was still wearing his St. Anthony’s hospital gown.

Fallon was taken to the McClain County Jail.