A Bronx man allegedly high on drugs took a Mt. Sinai Hospital ambulance out for a little early-morning joyride, though the suspect was probably just borrowing the wheels, man.
Michael Navarro climbed into an unattended ambulance outside of the hospital at around 4 a.m. Monday morning, crawling in through the passenger side and taking off shortly thereafter. Cops say “It appears to be a high-induced joy ride,” though it's unclear exactly what drugs Navarro may have been on. The emergency workers in charge of the ambulance, for what it's worth, were inside the hospital picking up a wheelchair when Navarro made his move.
Cops used the ambulance's GPS to pinpoint its whereabouts, and Navarro, described by Mt. Sinai security as a suspicious character who liked to hang around the hospital, was pulled over on First Avenue near 57th Street at around 4:30 a.m. He was taken to Bellevue for observation and charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and reckless endangerment. Hey, at least he wasn't trying to rob a nail salon.