Man ends police chase in stolen ambulance with wrong turn into police station

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – In an unexpected twist of events, a Florida man ended his own police pursuit by driving a stolen ambulance onto the very lawn of the local sheriff’s office.

The suspect, 35-year-old Stanley Williams, now faces charges of grand theft and fleeing and eluding. The peculiar incident unfolded on Saturday night when deputies were called to assist with a person experiencing a possible drug-induced “altered mental state.”

Amid the chaos, Williams allegedly seized the opportunity to take control of the ambulance, leading law enforcement on a chase. The pursuit took a bizarre turn when Williams navigated the stolen vehicle onto the grounds of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center.

Sheriff Mark Hunter shared his astonishment at the unexpected conclusion of the chase. “It’s not every day a pursuit ends at our front door,” he said. “This just goes to show that we never know what we will encounter from one moment to the next. I’m glad nobody was hurt, and the suspect was not able to pose a greater risk to our community.”

The incident caused minor cosmetic damage to the lawn but did not harm the sheriff’s office property. Following his arrest, Williams was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Charges are being filed and will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office.