Ambulance | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thrissur: In a bizarre incident, a 14-year-old boy allegedly stole an ambulance parked in front of Thrissur General Hospital and drove it for 8 kilometres. The incident took place around 4 pm on Monday. Reportedly, the boy, a class 10 student and son of a hospital employee, had been undergoing treatment at the hospital for fever and low blood count for the last four days.
The vehicle got ‘hijacked’ by the minor when the ambulance driver Bijo left the keys inside the vehicle and alighted to collect water. Soon after, the boy got in the ambulance and drove to Ollur Town road.
On seeing the boy driving the vehicle, the natives informed the police out of suspicion. Following this, the ambulance driver, who was following the ambulance with the help of a GPS tracker, and the police arrived at the scene.
The boy and ambulance were taken to the police station and the child was sent along with his parents. Later, the ambulance was shifted to Thrissur East police station.
Meanwhile, the ambulance driver had lodged a complaint with the east police station citing that the vehicle had gone missing.