Man heldin theft of ambulance

OREGON, Mo. — A Minnesota man faces two felony charges after authorities said he stole an ambulance in Kansas City and drove it nearly 100 miles before police road spikes stopped him.
Shawn Goodwater, 18, of Cokato, Minn., was charged Sunday in Holt County with first-degree tampering and second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, county authorities said.
Goodwater was being held Monday afternoon in the Holt County Jail on $25,000 bond.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and deputies from several counties pursued the stolen ambulance north from Kansas City on Sunday morning until it hit spikes authorities had set across the road. Most of its tires went flat.
Medics had left the ambulance running when they went into a home to treat a patient. The patient, who was not in a life-threatening situation, was taken to a hospital by another ambulance.
“We came out with the patient and the ambulance was leaving without us,” said Jim Blevins, a paramedic with the Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust, which operates the city ambulance service.