Chareidi Teens Steal MDA Ambulance For A Joy Ride North


Four men in their 20s from Charedi families in Modi’ijn Illit were arrested after they allegedly stole a Magen David Adom ambulance on Tuesday night. The group took the emergency vehicle and went joyriding with it to the north of Israel.

From early reports, the young men managed to get the key to the vehicle from one of the MDA volunteers who is a family member of one of them.  They took the ambulance and began traveling northward.

MDA’s dispatch noticed that the ambulance was out of its regular location only two hours after the joyride began. The boys were already near the region of Shfaram in the Galilee. According to a report in Kikar HaShabbat the boys were parked in a gas station when MDA’s dispatch found them. The dispatchers waited for the ambulance to turn off its engine and then they succeeded in shutting the vehicle down remotely.

MDA’s dispatch then sent another team on a second ambulance to pick up the first and police opened an investigation into the incident and took the boys into custody.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. YWN – you may want to correct the title. The headline says teens, while the body of the article says they were in their 20s.

    an Israeli Yid

  2. @Bklyntrucker:
    What was the rush to call the police? Maybe it was the fact that these guys had committed grand larceny. Maybe it was the fact that while they were running around in a stolen ambulance that vehicle may have been needed to save someone’s life. Maybe they killed someone. Are you giving them a pass because they’re frum kids? If they were Arabs would you say the same thing?
    Let me tell you a story. A few years ago, I had to take my mother to the hospital by ambulance on Shabbos. There were no regular ambulances available in Yerushalayim. So they called a back-up group — a team of Chareidi Yeshiva boys from Bayit Vegan. The rushed from their shuls and their seudos in their Shabbos clothes. They were professional, kind and performed their jobs perfectly. They couldn’t have been nicer.
    THAT’s the type of Chareidim we should talking about in ambulances. Not the thoughtless punks in this story.