Ambulance Theft: A Patient in a Gown and IV Drives Away


Man Steals Ambulance While Wearing Hospital Gown and IV

A daring escape took place outside Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia when a patient, still wearing a hospital gown and with an IV in his arm, walked out of his treatment and stole an ambulance. The incident occurred on Monday around 9:30 p.m., following a vehicle crash on I-66 where the suspect had been receiving treatment. The Fairfax County Police Department shared a photo of the suspect inside the stolen ambulance.

Where’s the Suspect?

While the stolen ambulance was later recovered, the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Rickey Lowe of Manassas, is still on the loose. Lowe, described as a 300-pound Black man with a shaved head and tattoos on his arms, remains wanted by the police.

suspect driving stolen ambulance

Police said the suspect was still wearing a hospital gown and had an IV stuck in his arm when he left the hospital and stole an ambulance. (Fairfax County Police Department )

A Daring Escape

After being involved in a crash on U.S. Route 50 earlier that day, Lowe was a passenger in a stolen vehicle from Manassas. The crash led investigators to discover two firearms and narcotics inside the vehicle. However, instead of staying put at the hospital, Lowe made a bold move by leaving his treatment with the IV still in his arm and hopping into a private transport ambulance, which he promptly stole.

Still on the Loose

Despite the recovery of the stolen ambulance, Lowe managed to evade capture, leaving authorities to search for him. The police are urging anyone with information regarding Lowe’s whereabouts to come forward and assist in the investigation.

Ambulance entrance at Inova Fairfax Hospital

The suspect stole an ambulance outside the Inova Fairfax Hospital, police said. (Google Maps)

Help Needed

Authorities are calling on the public to provide any information that could lead to the capture of Rickey Lowe. If you have any details regarding his whereabouts or any other relevant information, please contact the police immediately.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.