The neon color might have attracted the thieves' attention.
It's not often that you see a sports car being used as a medical response vehicle. They've got the speed to get to the site of an emergency very quickly, which is an obvious advantage if you're dealing with urgent medical care. On the other hand, space would seem to be an issue. At least that's what we thought before seeing this audaciously designed Audi TT with large banners across the side reading "MEDICAL RESPONSE" and "EMERGENCY AMBULANCE."
It's a pretty badass idea for two-seater fans (the TT technically has four seats the two in the rear are comically small), but this neck-turner just attracted a very bad sort of attention. Yesterday, the doctor who drives this oddball ambulance was just finishing up a house call when he was attacked by three thugs. They stole the doctor's watch, grabbed his car keys and took off with the fairly new and fairly expensive ride.The local police were quick to tweet a picture of the car and ask anyone with information to come forward. According to the police, this was considered a "violent robbery," and the original photo was shared so many places over the Internet that it was miraculously found abandoned today.
The police just announced (via @ShomrimOfficial) that "The stolen vehicle has just been found in a pub car park in Newham. Thanks for all your retweets." At this point, we don't know how much damage was done by the morons who stole this extremely noticeable German two-door, but at least one gearhead doctor has got to be thrilled that his sporty ambulance was found. The thieves haven't been caught yet, but they'd be hard pressed to screw up the TT as much as this owner did.