Ohio man arrested, charged for stealing Pittsburgh ambulance while medics treating patient

An Ohio man was arrested for allegedly stealing a Pittsburgh ambulance early Friday morning while medics were treating a patient.

Medics were in the 200 block of West Sycamore Street in Mount Washington just before 4:30 a.m. responding to a call when Vincent Scrbacic, 42, of Irondale, Ohio, stole an ambulance and fled the city, according to state police and Pittsburgh Public Safety.

State police pursued the ambulance on the Parkway West and took over the pursuit in Allegheny County. Spike strips were used to deflate the front tires near Hopewell in Beaver County.

Scrbacic allegedly resisted arrest and the vehicle was recovered. State police said he was under the influence of alcohol.

Scrbacic is awaiting arraignment in the Allegheny County Jail for receiving stolen property, driving under the influence, fleeing, resisting arrest and other offenses.


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