Alleged Ambulance Thief Arrested After Standoff

Suspect Surrenders After 6 Hours

By Shelley Laurence
|  Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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Alleged Ambulance Thief Arrested

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A man suspected of stealing an ambulance in Plymouth Township is in police custody.

According to Norristown Patch, 39-year old Carlos Bouie of Norristown surrendered to authorities Thursday morning, after spending hours on the roof of a home at 356 East Penn Street.

"When officers arrived, the subject ran up onto the roof of his home out a second floor window and then from that roof went onto a neighbors roof," said Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono. "He placed himself in such a position that it was very dangerous for police officers to make any attempt to go up and get him."

The standoff lasted about six hours.

Bouie is being evaluated at a mental health facility.

Investigators say a Plymouth ambulance was stolen yesterday while responding to a call on New Hope Street. The vehicle was later recovered on New Hope and Fornance Street.
 
 

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