Man charged after trying to ram and steal ambulance in Logan

A man has been charged after he attempted to ram and steal an ambulance in Browns Plains.

About 7.00pm last night, paramedics arrived at a home on Downing Street after a man had reported having chest pains.

When they arrived, the man allegedly began verbally abusing and threatening the ambulance staff who had parked in his driveway.


According to police, the man got into his car and attempted to ram the ambulance before stopping and attempting to steal the emergency vehicle.

“He then allegedly entered the ambulance and reversed it down the street before being stopped by police, who had attended the scene within four minutes of being advised of the situation,” police said in a statement.

The 57-year-old Browns Plains was arrested at the scene and remains in custody charged with one count of drink driving (0.134 per cent).

Police say the man is expected to further be charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and threatening violence.

He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on September 11.