Texas man steals ambulance, crashes into fence

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was arrested after police say he commandeered an ambulance at knifepoint and reached speeds of 70 mph along city streets before crashing into a fence. Investigators say the emergency lights were flashing as 29-year-old Kenneth Golightly of Fort Worth sped away Wednesday after ordering two EMTs from the ambulance.

Police say the two workers initially ignored Golightly when he approached them as they were completing paperwork. Then he allegedly pulled the knife. The ambulance was heavily damaged after hitting the fence and stopping. Golightly ran off, but he was later arrested when a witness directed officers to him.

He remains in custody Monday on a charge of aggravated robbery, with bond set at $20,000. Online jail records did not indicate he has an attorney to comment on the case.

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