A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an ambulance worker was attacked in Walsall.
The ambulance technician was treated in hospital for a broken nose after he was hit in the face by a male in Stafford Street, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.
The incident happened at around 9pm on Monday, after the ambulance worker returned to his vehicle to discover a window had been smashed and an information display screen stolen.
Mark Chapman, Group Station Manager at West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "This attack happened during last night's storms. It was a very busy night for the ambulance service.
"Now one car is off the road in need of repair, a member of staff is off work through injury.
"This affects the service we can deliver to patients.
"The screen that has been stolen is of no use to those who have taken it. It is linked to the ambulance service control room and serves no other purpose when disconnected.
"I call on the individuals involved to own up. I find it unacceptable that any member of staff is assaulted while carrying out their duties, caring for people."
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said a 16-year-old boy had been arrested on suspicion of assault and theft from a motor vehicle.
Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 0845 113 5000 and ask for Walsall Helpdesk