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Cars in Whataburger Drive-Thru Smashed by Stolen Ambulance 

A Houston man is facing charges after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a hospital and smashed into several cars at two fast food restaurants. 

On the evening of July 31, it was reported that a Houston Fire Department ambulance that was parked outside of the West Houston Medical Center hospital was stolen. 

According to reports, the alleged thief drove down the road to a fast food restaurant and slammed into three cars parked in the parking lot. 

The suspect reportedly drove the allegedly stolen ambulance out of the lot and headed to a Whataburger restaurant nearby. 

When the driver pulled into the Whataburger lot, they reportedly headed for the drive-thru, but they sped towards the wrong side of the lane. 

The car in the front of the line reported that they could see the ambulance barreling towards the front of their car until it slammed into them. Their vehicle was pushed back, and it slammed into the car that was in line behind them. 

The driver stepped out of the ambulance, and it was reported that he went into the establishment and entered the kitchen. Employees on duty during the incident reported that the man started to run around. 

The authorities were notified about the situation, and officers went to the Whataburger to investigate the accidents and alleged ambulance theft. When the police caught up with him, they named the suspect as 26-year-old Josue Vega.    

Vega was placed under arrest for the allegations. He is expected to face a misdemeanor charge for failing to stop and provide the police with his information and a felony theft charge for the alleged hijacking of the fire department’s ambulance. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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