Man charged with stealing ambulance from Memphis hospital; brags about it on social media

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man accused of stealing an ambulance from a Memphis hospital is now behind bars, police say.

On July 14, around 9 p.m., Memphis police responded to Regional One about a stolen ambulance.

According to an affidavit, the ambulance was parked on the street with the engine running when a man in blue hospital scrubs got inside and drove away.

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The ambulance is valued at over $250,000, not including equipment, records show.

An hour and a half later, police found the stolen ambulance unoccupied in North Memphis at Breedlove Street and St. Charles Avenue.

The suspect had also stolen some bandages, ABD pads and the ambulance keys, the affidavit said.

On July 15, investigators learned the suspect had appeared in a Facebook video just after getting out of the ambulance.

In the video, the man, identified as Desai Billingsley, 23, laughs about stealing the ambulance and talks about why he stole it.

Billingsley said he had been discharged from the hospital after being shot.

Billingsley is charged with Theft of Property.