Police Arrest Long Island Man for Stealing Ambulance

The ambulance was recovered undamaged

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013  |  Updated 10:32 AM EDT
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Police Arrest Long Island Man for Stealing Ambulance

Police released this photograph of Salvatore Brecciano, who allegedly stole an ambulance and went on a joyride.

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A Long Island man faces charges that he stole an ambulance and took it for a three-mile joy ride.
 
Nassau police arrested Salvatore Brecciano, of North Merrick, on Friday.
 

Investigators say the 46-year-old took the ambulance, which belonged to the Merrick Fire Department, from a firehouse in Merrick earlier this month. The keys were in the ignition.  
Police tell Newsday that one of the clues pointing to the suspect was a 12-pack of beer left sitting on the ground on the spot where the vehicle was taken.
 
Investigators said it was purchased at a nearby 7-Eleven. They say Brecciano bought it there with a debit card.
 
The ambulance was recovered undamaged.
 
Information on a lawyer for Brecciano was not immediately available.
 

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