Shocking moment suspect drives stolen ambulance into Irondequoit Bay during dramatic police chase in upstate New York

Shocking moment suspect drives stolen ambulance into Irondequoit Bay during dramatic police chase in upstate New York

THIS is the wild moment a "suspect drove a stolen ambulance into a bay" during a 50-mile police chase in upstate New York.

The clip shows the vehicle splashing into Irondequoit Bay near Rochester before it floats away after a cops chased it down through several counties on Sunday morning, reports say.



The unnamed female driver took the Kunkel Ambulance from a Utica hospital at some point around 10am.

Police began chasing the vehicle after it was spotted in Oneida County just after 10.40, according to Syracuse.com.

State police attempted to stop the driver several times, but the suspect continued on.

During the chase, the driver allegedly passed through Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Ontario counties, according to the outlet.

The suspect eventually drove off of I-490 and, down a boat launch at a yacht club, and into the bay.


The wild video shows a suspect climbing out of the partially submerged vehicle.

The ambulance was eventually picked up by someone who was boating nearby.

Sergeant Michael Page from New York State Police in Syracuse confirmed that cops there have a suspect in custody, reported WHAM.

Speaking to CNY Central, the cop revealed the driver was a black female driver and that police there had originally believed the suspect to be male.


She was reportedly wearing a face mask and allegedly stole the vehicle.

The company that owned the vehicle said the ambulance was stolen from an open garage bay where it was undergoing a routine cleaning.

No one was inside it at the time.

"In my 15 years, I’ve never heard of anything quite of this nature," Curley said.

"There's never been an ambulance stolen, certainly been on a pursuit ultimately leading it submerged in a lake several hundred miles from here."

A yacht picked up the driver, she's currently in police custody, and a motive has yet to be established.

The wild video was shared on Twitter on Sunday, June 13.

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