27 Nov 2023

Man who stole ambulance in Hamilton due in court

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 27 November 2023

A man who has been charged with threatening an ambulance crew before taking their vehicle and crashing it into a lodge in Hamilton is due in court on Monday.

The 32-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon. He was being treated by the ambulance officers when he became "aggressive and threatening" and they were forced to flee the scene.

Hato Hone St John acting deputy chief executive of ambulance operations spoke to Stu Cockburn.