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Man who took ambulance for a joyride gets remanded

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A man believed to be mentally unstable has been remanded for four days to facilitate investigations, after he allegedly climbed into the driver’s seat of an ambulance at the Sarawak General Hospital here and took it for a short ride yesterday.

The remand order until Feb 24 was issued by magistrate Sandy Yvette Freddy.

The case is being investigated under Section 379A of the Penal Code.

In the 12.50pm incident yesterday, the man suddenly took control of the ambulance belonging to the KPJ Specialist Medical Centre, which stopped outside the SGH emergency zone, when paramedics were wheeling a patient out of the ambulance and into the emergency zone, leaving the ambulance’s engine running.

Kuching District deputy police chief Abang Junaidi Abang Annuar said the 36-year-old man from Kampung Siol Kandis was arrested after he stopped the ambulance at Jalan Green near Wisma Saberkas at 1.50pm.

- Bernama

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