We had another driver (I work for a towing company and we're considered Emergency Vehicles in Florida) stop and see his wife at work one day for a few minutes. He left the truck running so it would stay cool when he got back....but he didn't have a spare key so he decided to leave it unlocked.
15 minutes later, he comes out, and the truck is gone. Thinking it was a prank, he called in and said "Alright guys, what did you do to the truck" and my boos had no idea what he was talking about. Since the truck had no GPS, it disappeared VERY quickly and probably got scrapped. They never found it.
And another big no-no.
Christmas 2010, one of our drivers had a big fight with his wife, so he needed to let off some steam. He decided it would be a good idea to drive to the local bikini bar/strip club and get hammered. Not only did he drive the truck, he was also in uniform too. He decided that he would go gambling after the strip joint, so while drunk, he drove the tow truck to the Seminole Casino in Tampa. He gets pulled over by their police and they call the owner.
She and her husband come down, find out the situation and pick up their truck. The police asked if they were going to be giving the driver a ride back, and the husband said, "He can walk back as far as I'm concerned" and left.
Last week 2 of my former coworkers were on a call with another ambulance from the same company. One of the coworkers ended up driving the first ambulance with the patient and the crew in back. Former coworker 2 is driving the ambulance that they responded in behind. Time is @ 400 am...Well former coworker 1..on a busy 4 lane road...rolls through a red light..no lights no sirens in front of the CHIEF of police's hiding spot..Chief pulls out and pursues him. Pulls him over. 1 gets out with attitude, hand behind back and moves towards police car. Officer is nice(because he knows most of the bosses at said ambulance..and recognizes the uniform. 1 gives the officer flack (mind you there is a crew in the back of the ambulance working on a non emergent patient). 1 tells officer officer that he drove through the red light because it was late and there was no traffic..as multiple cars drive by. Then 1 gets uppity and tells the officer that the officer is delaying care...Officer lets him go..at this point 2 pulls behind officer(blocking him from view of traffic.) and goes into a tirade on the officer. MIND YOU THIS IS ALL ON DASHBOARD VIDEO OR AUDIO!!!!!