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TPD: Man on bath salts jumps on ambulance at midtown QuikTrip, stays for 3 hours

Tulsa police
Posted at 8:01 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 09:01:56-04

TULSA — Tulsa police say a man on "bath salts" stood on an ambulance at a midtown Tulsa QuikTrip for three hours Sunday night.

When police arrived, they found a man on top of a Creek County Ambulance, pacing back and forth, and refusing to get off.

Police learned the man had been discharged from Hillcrest hospital earlier because he had taken bath salts and the hospital released him because of his behavior.

The man went to QuikTrip and jumped onto the ambulance that was parked at a pump getting gas.

Police said they formed a plan which involved allowing the man to metabolize the bath salts enough to talk him safety off the ambulance. Police said the only crime committed so far was public intoxication and possible malicious mischief.

EMSA and Tulsa Fire Department took the lead while Tulsa police provided scene security.

After three hours, police said, TFD and Creek County EMS talked the man near the rear of the ambulance and were able to drag him down.

The man was sedated by EMSA and transported to Hillcrest without injury, police said.

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