Woman arrested for stealing medical transport van

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Lindsey Louise Kirkman, 27, was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with grand theft of a vehicle after allegedly stealing a medical transport van at Shands.

Kirkman was reportedly leaving UF Health Shands Hospital at about 4:30 a.m. yesterday when she saw a medical transport van that had been left unlocked, with the rear doors open, while the medical transport staff went to get a patient.

Kirkman allegedly closed the back doors of the vehicle, got in, and drove away. Security staff at the hospital saw her entering the vehicle and unsuccessfully tried to stop her.

A GPS tracker in the vehicle enabled Alahuca County Sheriff’s Deputies to locate and stop the vehicle near the northbound 402 mile marker on I-75. Gainesville Police Department then arrested Kirkman for the theft.

Kirkman, whose listed address is in Gainesville, has one felony conviction (violent) and nine misdemeanor convictions (one violent); she is on probation in Leon County for battery on a law enforcement officer. She also has an active warrant in another county. Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $2,000.

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  • Very low bail!!…but that out of county VOP warrant will be a no bond hold, so she’s not going anywhere anytime soon

  • Why to go Tommy Boy. $2000.00 for someone who has warrant in another county and is on probation. You are a peach of Judge.

  • Crime of opportunity…lock your doors people…and by all means don’t leave your car running and unlocked while you are inside for “just a second.” This delivery driver should be fired, too.

    • Unfortunately that was how they were trained. Transit keeps vehicle running so it remains cool/warm for the client. Company is changing it now. But for over 18yrs never been a problem. Don’t blame the people working. They simply did their job. Blame the one who broke the law.

  • Bro down here in South Florida flat out stole and drove a firetruck through several counties a month or so ago. Crazy to think people this unhinged and oppurtunistic walk among us (and vote, and breed, and so on…).

  • Unless she had a spare ignition key for the van then how was she able to steal it?
    Complete negligence by the driver and should be fired.

    • Actually they were trained that way. To keep vehicles cool/warm for patients. The people working that night did absolutely nothing wrong.

  • They failed to mention she did all this with one leg… She only got one leg yall…

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