Man arrested after taking family shopping in second-hand ambulance

A man was arrested while shopping in a supermarket after showing up in a used ambulance.

Greater Manchester Police say the “prohibited” driver used the blue lights on the vehicle. Eyewitnesses claim they saw a family get out of the back of the vehicle and into an Asda.

It happened at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the Harpurhey store in Manchester.

After the police tracked down the driver, they found that they had been banned from the street and were also wanted in court.

Officials arrested the man, saying the driver, 32-year-old Blessing Mukaukirwa, was charged this morning.

The ambulance was confiscated and probably bought second-hand.

The original tweet from the Greater Manchester Police Department read: “This ambulance reportedly had a family when it arrived in Asda Harpurhey with flashing blue lights.

“The inmates immediately went in to do their shopping. Our department colleagues tracked them down and the driver was found disqualified and wanted by the court.

“XT74 visited and confiscated the vehicle believed to have been bought second hand.” The driver was arrested and is now on his way to detention. “

Mukaukirwa was due to appear in court on Thursday.


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