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North Texas Man Gets 10 Year Sentence for Stealing Ambulance

A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing an ambulance last year and later crashing it.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that 31-year-old Kenneth Golightly was convicted last week of aggravated robbery.

Authorities say Golightly took the ambulance at knifepoint in March 2015 from a crew that was finishing paperwork after completing a call at a hospital.

Golightly then drove off, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph through city streets before he crashed the ambulance through a fence about a mile from the hospital.

Cameras onboard the ambulance captured Golightly's joyride. He then fled on foot but was later arrested by police.

The ambulance, valued at $50,000, was totaled in the crash.

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