NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man is facing eleven charges after committing several crimes following an escape from an ambulance.
According to an affidavit, Rico Lyons, 30, of Nashville, was on drugs on Saturday when he drove on I-24 E, crashed his car and first responders found him passed out. Lyons was given two rounds of Narcan, but that did not revive him. First responders then decided to transport him to a hospital.
On the way, Lyons came out of his comatose state and ran from the ambulance crew. Lyons took off on foot on Nolensville Pike to a market where proceeded to steal a woman’s car. He pushed her to the ground, got in her car and headed for the street, according to the police. Two children were in the car, but that were able to get out before Lyons drove away.
Police said officers attempted to stop Lyons, but he refused and continued to drive in the stolen vehicle down the street. Lyons ran at least one red light before crashing. No one was seriously hurt.
Police found heroin, Xanax bars and what appeared to be crack cocaine in Lyon’s car in the first crash. His charges include carjacking, DUI, vandalism and felony drug offenses.