A loopy Long Island woman in police custody at a local hospital slipped away from the cop who was guarding her and stole an ambulance in a bizarre bid for freedom that ended when she crashed into another vehicle, police said.
Melina Silsbe, 24, of Shirley, had been arrested by Suffolk cops on Wednesday for several outstanding warrants, and was later taken to Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown and admitted for an unspecified medical condition.
A day later, she managed to wriggle her way out of restraints about 6 p.m. and sneak out of the hospital.
She spotted an unoccupied ambulance with its motor running near the main entrance and jumped in behind the wheel, cops said.
Silsbe took off on Jericho Turnpike through Commack and onto Sunken Meadow Parkway, where she crashed the ambulance into the other vehicle.
Silsbe was arrested and taken Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was treated for minor injuries and released back into police custody. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.
The nutjob was slapped with a slew of charges, including escape, grand larceny, criminal mischief and reckless driving.
Police released no details of her initial arrest other than to say that the warrants were for “numerous misdemeanor warrants and a felony warrant.”
She was for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday.