Man charged in ambulance theft, crash with deputies

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Clinton Township — A Farwell man has been arraigned in court for stealing an ambulance and injuring two Macomb County sheriff deputies, police said.

Gunnar Theodore Ahlson, 42, was charged with carjacking, a life felony, fleeing police officers in the third degree, a five-year felony, and assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony.

A magistrate Monday ordered Ahlson to be held on a $100,000 bond and scheduled his next court appearance for Monday.

Ahlson was being transported from the McLaren Hospital in Mount Clemens to Auburn Hills when he overpowered two employees of an ambulance company and stole their vehicle, authorities said.

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Clinton Township police pursued the ambulance at "moderate speeds" near Romeo Plank and Hall Road. The suspect then traveled west on Hall and turned north on Schoenherr until he crashed into two vehicles of Macomb County Sheriff's deputies and was apprehended.

One deputy was uninjured, according to the sheriff's office. The other was taken to a hospital for a precautionary examination.
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