Police: Knox County, KY man fakes heart attack to get ride to hospital cafeteria

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -- A Corbin man is facing charges after police said he faked a heart attack.

Friday, the Knox County Sheriff's Department responded to a reported theft at a home in Corbin. Deputies said Kenneth Ray Couch, 35, stole a handgun from the home.

While tracking down Couch, deputies learned he was picked up by an ambulance at Dixon's market after faking a heart attack.

When the ambulance arrived at Baptist Health Corbin, authorities said Couch got out and walked to the cafeteria. He was still in the cafeteria when deputies arrested him.

Couch faces charges of first-degree burglary and falsely reporting an incident. He was also wanted in Caldwell County for failure to appear on two counts of theft by deception using cold checks. He was taken to the Knox County Detention Center.