Gwinnett County

911 calls of EMT fight released: ‘This is crazy!'

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News obtained the Gwinnett County 911 calls made as neighbors said a private ambulance driver drove his ambulance through their front yards, knocking down mailboxes, smashing electrical junction boxes and even taking down a tree.

“Uh, yeah, there was an ambulance that just drove by our house, like really flying all over the curb, hitting things,” said one caller. “And there was a guy in the back, opened the door and said, ‘Call 911.’”

Gwinnett County Police said the driver, Kyle Lathon, got into a fight with another employee after they dropped a patient back off at his Duluth house.

[Neighbors say EMTs fought, drove through yards, damaging property]

Police said the fight escalated, and Lathon pulled a knife before he jumped behind the wheel and started driving through at least five front yards in the Cambridge Park neighborhood.

Investigators said the other employee jumped onto the back of the ambulance, held on and yelled for help.

“Oh, this is crazy,” said another caller. “He ran over some mailboxes and everything.”

Police said the other employee eventually jumped off the ambulance and asked stunned neighbors for help.

“Well, this guy jumped out of the back of the ambulance, I guess,” said one caller. “I guess the driver, he said, he’s mad or gone mad or crazy or something. I have no idea.”

Police later arrested Lathon on misdemeanor reckless conduct charges along with five counts of hit and run. He has since bonded out of the Gwinnett County Jail.

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