Patient Who Stole Ambulance To Go Home Is Going To Prison

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — An impatient patient who stole an ambulance at a Pennsylvania hospital because he wanted to go home is instead going to prison.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader ( ) reports 56-year-old David Karosus was sentenced Wednesday to 15 to 30 months in prison by a Luzerne County judge.

The Carbondale man told police he got tired of caretakers treating his leg, so he hopped into the ambulance Nov. 1. The ambulance was left running outside the emergency room at Geisinger Wyoming Valley hospital after its crew transported a patient.

Police used a GPS device in the ambulance to track it down and pull over Karosus on Interstate 84.

He pleaded guilty in May to theft and driving with a suspended license.


One Comment

  1. richard charles says:

    After once spending 9 hours basically forgotten in a hospital emergency room waiting for the giggling nurses and a doctor/ staff shift change as i watched and waited for stitches– i was ready to steal any vehicle to get home and treat myself. I finally just walked away still bloody and unstopped and got a cab. They still had the nerve to send me a bill for ”treatnment” for which they never received payment and ended up paying me in court for their blunder.

  2. sklawz says:

    Hi I live in Wilkes Barre and the wait at the local hospitals is crazy sometimes 10 or more hours. I can see why this guy stole an ambulance. He didn’t deserve that sentence though. That is over 1 to two years. The emergency rooms are filled with illegal immigrants and their illegal children so the real taxpaying citizens who live here can’t get seen when they need to. Seriously, some of these immigrant families live at the hospital emergency rooms getting free food and shelter and then go to the local homeless shelters when they’re kicked out and then move to the next emergency room for more “free” healthcare compliments of the local taxpayer. Something is very wrong in this country.

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