Longmont police arrest an escaped inmate accused of stealing an ambulance early Sunday morning

LONGMONT, Colo. - Longmont police arrested an escaped inmate accused of stealing an ambulance early Sunday morning.

The paramedics were helping an 86-year-old year old fall victim on Corey Street when someone jumped in the ambulance and drove off.

An officer saw the ambulance on heading south on Main Street, and the driver stopped after going about another six blocks.

"It's just crazy," said Rosemary Winter, the woman paramedics were helping. "I think it’s pretty bad, but whoever did it, I don’t think they’re rational or they wouldn’t do something like that."

The driver was identified as Robert Elmar Taylor.  The officer said Taylor smelled like alcohol, and couldn't perform the roadside sobriety test because he couldn't stand up without help.

The only statement Taylor made to the officer was that he was cold.

Taylor has an outstanding felony warrant for escape out of the Colorado Department of Corrections.  He was also listed as a missing person out of Fort Collins.

7NEWS found Taylor had a long criminal history with charges ranging from robbery to burglary to vehicle theft.

 

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