Ambulance Heist: Chicago Man Sentenced for 2022 Joyride from Chinatown to Dwight


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Chicago, IL – Benjamin Herrington, a 46-year-old Chicago man, was sentenced this week in Grundy County for a jaw-dropping incident that unfolded in April 2022. 

Herrington pled guilty to Criminal Trespass to Vehicle, a class A misdemeanor, following an audacious ambulance heist that spanned from Chinatown to Dwight.

The daring escapade saw Herrington commandeering an ambulance from the Chicago Fire Department in Chinatown, sparking a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 55. The chase concluded near Dwight. After abandoning the stolen ambulance, Herrington unsuccessfully attempted to access another vehicle. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

Herrington’s sentence includes two years of conditional discharge, a 180-day jail term served in Grundy County, and restitution of approximately $7,000 to the Chicago Fire Department.


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