Va. Woman Charged with Stealing Ambulance from Hospital

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A Scottsville woman faces charges of taking an ambulance from a parking bay at the University of Virginia Medical Center’s emergency department.

Media outlets report that U.Va. police charged 45-year-old Laura Jean Aven on Wednesday with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

U.Va. police say the ambulance’s driver left it unlocked with the engine running on April 17. The ambulance was found a short time later a few blocks away from the hospital.

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