A Pennsylvania woman faked being pregnant in order to get an ambulance ride to Greensburg, her hometown, KDKA-TV reported.
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Leann Armstrong told police she called an ambulance service after being stranded outside overnight in Latrobe.
“The next morning, she just called an ambulance and said she was having difficulty with a pregnancy,” Greensburg Police Capt. Robert Stafford said.
The ambulance drove the 25-year-old woman and a male companion to a county hospital in Greensburg.
But the woman walked out of the hospital before doctors had a chance to examine her.
“Before she was checked, she just walked out of the hospital, motioned for her friend to leave the waiting room, and they just walked out of the hospital,” Stafford said.
Police went to the address she gave the ambulance company where they found Armstrong hiding in the attic.
Armstrong admitted to police that she was not pregnant and just needed a ride to get out of Latrobe.
Now that 22-mile lift back home is going to cost her a lot more than she planned.
“I did charge them with theft of services, which is an over $800 fine she’s being charged with,” Stafford said. “It’s probably a little cheaper to call a taxi or an Uber.”
Police also found a bag of pot and drug paraphernalia in her apartment.
It's the second time in three months that someone has faked an illness to get a ride to the Greensburg hospital.
In January, Alysia Edwards, 27, called the ambulance and complained that she was ill.
Paramedics took her to the hospital where her husband had been admitted earlier and discharged.
Edwards, who was intoxicated at the time, threw a fit and attacked a nurse. She also admitted lying about her condition.
Police charged her with aggravated assault, insurance fraud, and public drunkenness.