A psychiatric patient overpowered two paramedics and hijacked their ambulance Tuesday morning while en route to a Geauga County hospital for medication, sheriff’s officials said.
The woman — described in a frantic 9-1-1 call by one of the paramedics as violent and out of control — then spent roughly a half-hour driving the rescue vehicle along U.S. 322, where the attack took place in Claridon Township.
State Highway Patrol troopers eventually stopped Victoria Madge’s getaway by flattening three of the ambulance’s tires at the highway’s intersection with Ohio 46 in Ashtabula County. She traveled more than 17 miles and crossed five townships while on the lam.
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