Detroit-area man drives off in parked, idling ambulance; he faces auto theft, drunken driving
Lukasz Piatek accused of taking off in ambulance that was in Warren parking lot
Authorities say a parked ambulance with its engine running proved too hard to resist for a 31-year-old Detroit-area man.
Police said the ambulance crew left the keys in the ignition Feb. 28 while going into a home improvement store in Warren, north of Detroit.
When the crew returned and saw the vehicle was missing, the theft was reported to a company dispatcher who used GPS to help police track it. Officers stopped the rig a few miles away, but had to break a window to arrest the driver.
Lukasz Piatek of Sterling Heights faces a preliminary hearing Thursday on auto theft and drunken driving charges.
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