Tennessee Man Steals Ambulance, Hits Police Cruiser & Crashes Into Woods

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Tennessee Man Steals Ambulance, Hits Police Cruiser & Crashes Into Woods

NASHVILLE, TENN. — A man stole an ambulance from Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, crashed it into a police patrol car and drove it into the woods before he was caught overnight, the Metro Nashville Police Department said. 

Metro Nashville police say the ambulance was stolen from Vanderbilt University Medical Center late Monday and an officer attempted to pull it over.

Officers responded to a call of a stolen ambulance from the hospital Monday night, MNPD Capt. Charles Widener said.

Nashville police spotted it on Murfreesboro Rd and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver stopped in the roadway.

That's when police said he backed into a patrol car, damaging it and causing it's airbags to deploy.

Widener said the officer was not seriously injured. MNPD identified her as Officer Allyson Reis on Tuesday. 

The 50 year old suspect, Renny McMahon drove off, went through the intersection and crashed into trees near an embankment.

McMahon remained in custody in Davidson County Jail on Tuesday afternoon in lieu of a combined $75,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Thursday in general sessions court.It's unclear if he has retained any legal representation.






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