Suspect leads SC police on chase after stealing ambulance, fire uniform

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Police arrested a man for stealing an ambulance and a fire uniform Friday afternoon in South Carolina.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested Carlos Colon and charged him with grand larceny of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for blue lights.

Police say the 20-year-old man was wearing a stolen Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue uniform and was charged with petit larceny, as well.

The ambulance was stolen from the Shipyard fire station around 1 p.m. Police spotted the ambulance 30 minutes later on U.S. 278 near Shelter Cove, BCSO says.

Police said Colon drove down side streets and behind a Publix to avoid police. The ambulance and supermarket have minor damages.

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