A woman who told officers she was experiencing mental health issues stole an ambulance in Shelton yesterday morning. The Shelton Police Department reports that on Tuesday morning, 7/26/2016 at approximately 8 AM Shelton Police Officers contacted Amy Corba a 46 yr. old Mason County resident. During conversations, Corba told officers that she was experiencing mental health issues and not taking proper medication. Per her request the officer transported Corba to Mason General Hospital to be evaluated by a Mental Health Professional.
The officers left Corba at the hospital to be evaluated, however before she could be seen by the Mental Health Professional she walked out of the hospital. Officers then found Corba and transported her back to the hospital to be evaluated.
While waiting for the Mental Health Professional Corba was changing clothes in another area of the hospital, out of sight of staff, Corba walked out of the hospital and stole a Medic Ambulance that had just dropped off another patient.
As the information was broadcast regarding the stolen ambulance a detective with the Shelton Police Department saw the ambulance downtown. The detective activated his emergency lights to stop the ambulance but Corba failed to stop for emergency vehicles and led police on a very short, low-speed pursuit through downtown and finally stopped in the middle of the street, where she was taken into custody. She was booked into Mason County Jail for the theft.