Shallotte woman accused of stealing ambulance from scene

Laurie Elizabeth Leone is charged with grand larceny. (Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WBTW) — A woman has been arrested and charged after an Horry County ambulance was stolen from the scene of a medical emergency.

Officers responded to River Hills Drive in the Little River area around 3:20 p.m. on Monday in reference to “an Horry County Fire Rescue ambulance being stolen from the scene of a medical emergency,” according to an incident report from the Horry County Police Department. Upon arriving to the scene, a responding officer spoke with several witnesses as well a woman who was later arrested.

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The woman, identified in the report as 40-year-old Laurie Leone of Shallotte, North Carolina, was “in the back of the ambulance on the stretcher being examined by EMS personnel,” said the report. A male witness stated to officers that all four witnesses were at the scene for a medical emergency call.

According to the report, as crews were starting to leave the scene, the fire engine this witness was in started to drive away. The witness also said when leaving, he noticed the stolen ambulance behind him, and that the medic was still at the scene.

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