GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania — A woman is accused of faking a pregnancy and being in medical distress to get an ambulance to give her a lift back to her hometown.
Leeann Armstrong, 25, was at a home in the Pennsylvania town of Latrobe when she called 911 complaining of having complications from her pregnancy, police said.
When an ambulance arrived, Armstrong and a male companion were driven to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg and brought to a room to wait for her to be be examined.
“Before Armstrong could receive treatment, she walked out of the hospital,” Patrolman Kerry Dieter wrote in a criminal complaint, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Cops then went to Armstrong’s home where they found her hiding in the attic. They also detected the strong smell of marijuana in the apartment and saw what appeared to be a bag of pot and pipe laying on a table, police said.
Upon questioning, Armstrong admitted that she wasn’t pregnant, but that her ride had left her in Latrobe the night before and she needed a lift back to Greensburg.
She was charged with theft of services, which carries an $800 fine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.