(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

It what could have been a scene right out of the tv show “Shameless“, someone in Chicago stole an ambulance and led police on an 80 mile more than an hour long chase. There was a news helicopter overhead catching all the action and at one point, the news crew in the helicopter zoomed out and counted – 16 police vehicles! According to the Chicago Sun Times, “Benjamin K. Herrington, 46, entered the ambulance as it sat empty, parked on the street outside a fire station in the 200 block of West Cermak Road around 4:40 p.m.” in the Chinatown area of Chicago. He then led the chase at speeds of excess of 70 miles per hour primarily down Interstate 55. That’s not exactly a high speed chase, but hey, it’s an ambulance. If this was Grand Theft Auto an ambulance would be a 10/10 for endurance and durability, but speed and acceleration would be a 2. Fortunately the ambulance had no one in the back. At some point, wait a minute. I don’t want to ruin it for you. Check out the videos below and if you can have the sound up, enjoy the commentary of the news crew.


  • Here's the first video


  • And the second video, with the conclusion


  • If you're really into this stuff, here's the full chase


Sign me up for the B103.9 email newsletter!

You love B1039, the number 1 hit music station, so join the Friends with Benefits Club! Be the first to know about our awesome ticket giveaways, the latest updates with your favorite artists, and more delivered right to your inbox.

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.