By APRILE RICKERT
News and Tribune
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (News and Tribune) - A man is in custody after police say he stole an ambulance in Clark County and led officers on a chase into Washington County on Christmas Day.
Joseph Prest, 28, of Borden, was arrested Monday in Washington County after allegedly stealing a Yellow Ambulance from Clark Memorial Hospital, the Jeffersonville Police Department reported Tuesday.
The call, which came in during first shift, alerted officers in the area to a description of the vehicle, and an off-duty Jeffersonville officer spotted the ambulance in Sellersburg. Prest then allegedly fled, leading police on a low-speed chase before stopping and surrendering near Voyles Road in Washington County.
Detective Isaac Parker with the Jeffersonville Police Department said such a theft is rare in Clark County.
"That's the first time I've experienced it," he said. "I can't think of an instance in my 15 years."