A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing a MedStar ambulance at knifepoint last year and then crashing it through a fence.
A Tarrant County jury found Kenneth Golightly, 31, guilty of aggravated robbery last week in the March 2015 holdup.
Initially, a MedStar ambulance crew ignored Golightly when he said he wanted the ambulance, but the Fort Worth man pulled a knife.
The robbery occurred about 1 a.m. on March 11, 2015, in the 1500 block of Hemphill Street near John Peter Smith Hospital.
The ambulance crew had just completed a call to the hospital and was sitting in the ambulance, finishing paperwork, a MedStar official has said. Crew members were not injured.
Golightly drove at speeds up to 70 mph on city streets in the hospital district before he crashed through a fence in the 800 block of West Cannon Street, about a mile from the hospital.
He fled on foot was followed by a resident who directed patrol officers to his whereabouts and he was taken into custody.
The ambulance, with an estimated value of $50,000, was totaled.
This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.