Florida Woman Arrested After Recklessly Driving Stolen Ambulance Around Fort Myers

A 30-year-old woman was arrested by Florida deputies after recklessly driving a stolen ambulance through the streets of Fort Myers on Thursday, June 20.

Footage released by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shows the police chase of Ariel Marchan-Le Quire.

Deputies were first called to Golisano Children’s Hospital on Thursday following reports of a stolen ambulance, the sheriff’s office said.

Marchan-Le Quire was driving recklessly, swerving, drifting across lanes, hitting curbs, and almost flipping the ambulance, the sheriff’s office said.

She eventually stopped at an intersection, where deputies were able to wrestle her from the driver’s seat and arrest her, the sheriff’s office said.

Marchan-Le Quire was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash, resisting an officer, fleeing and eluding, and theft of emergency equipment. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript

This ambulance is all over the road and it's running red lights.

It's going to end up going some way.

It's purposely recklessly driving crazy.

Never get out of the car.

Get out of the car, get out of the car, get out of the car.

Now I'm going start, I'm going crossfire.

Don't head on.

Make sure crossfire.

Stop reaching, reaching, stop reaching good job.

Get up.

Let's go.

Let's go.

Let him know, let him know she's detained here.

Give me your hand, give me your hand.

You could have killed somebody, ma'am.

No, it's.