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Man Arrested for Forcing Ambulance Off Road, Assaulting EMT

— Faisal Mohammed Alzahrani was accused of trying to stop an ambulance that was transporting his wife to a hospital.

STILLWATER, Okla. — A man was arrested after allegedly chasing down an ambulance transporting his wife and assaulting an EMT.

STW News Press reported that Faisal Mohammed Alzahrani allegedly tried to break into the ambulance, telling the EMTs that his children were crying and needed their mother.

Alzahrani allegedly “became irate” when the EMTs would not let his children ride in the ambulance. He then began following the ambulance, “driving erratically … very close to the back of the ambulance,” according to the arrest affidavit.

According to the affidavit, the EMT opened the rear door of the ambulance and motioned for Alzahrani to leave more space in between the two vehicles. Alzahrani then allegedly pulled his car in front of the ambulance, forcing it to stop. Police said he then tried to enter the ambulance and push past the EMT who was pushing him backward.

Alzahrani’s wife allegedly joined in the chaos when an EMT had Alzahrani in a headlock, causing the entire group to fall on the ground.

Alzahrani and his wife both left in his vehicle, and were later pulled over by police. Alzahrani is charged with assault and battery on an EMT and faces two years in prison if he is convicted.

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Troy Shaffer
Troy Shaffer

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