Woman Arrested at End of Stolen Ambulance Chase Southeast of Downtown LA

No one else was in the LAFD ambulance as it fish-tailed and reached high speeds with lights and sirens activated during the Fourth of July pursuit.

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A woman behind the wheel of a stolen Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance was arrested at the end of a pursuit Saturday night on streets southeast of downtown LA.

The ambulance was on streets in Vernon and South Gate, at times fish-tailing with its lights flashing and sirens activated. The driver narrowly missed other vehicles, reaching high speeds in residential areas.

The ambulance was stolen near 49th Street and Compton Avenue. No one else was in the ambulance.

Details about the theft were not immediately available.

The pursuit ended in the Bell area when the woman pulled over and ran into a residential area. She was arrested a short time later.

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