Man steals ambulance, joyrides from Berwyn to Englewood, police say

October 10, 2012 (CHICAGO)

MacNeal Hospital in west suburban Berwyn reported the Cicero Fire Department ambulance missing Tuesday night around 11:15 p.m.

Police stopped the ambulance in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Tuesday night in the 1500-block of West 63rd and arrested the driver.

John Neal, 77, of Chicago, was charged with stealing the vehicle, criminal damage to government property and driving without a license.

Police as Neal drove, he damaged the passenger-side mirror and the passenger-side under carriage.

A motive for the theft was still unknown early Wednesday, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said, adding that charges were pending against the man.

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