A man was arrested Thursday night in Houston, Texas, for allegedly stealing an ambulance while paramedics were responding to a call.
Southwest patrol and CST officers just recovered a stolen ambulance S. Post Oak and W. Orem. Paramedics were on a call when male jumped in and drove off. Officers tracked the ambulance to a fast food outlet where the driver was at the drive up ordering food with emergency lights. pic.twitter.com/iQdyh6y5De
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 22, 2021
Police were reportedly able to track the ambulance after it was stolen by the suspect, leading to the ambulance being found. (RELATED: Armed Man Steals Ambulance, Hits Baby And Elderly Couple Before Police Fire On Him)
The man has reportedly not been charged yet as a result of the incident.
However, this isn’t the first time someone has stolen an ambulance for a late-night fast food run in Houston.
In July 2019, police received a call at 2:30 a.m. about a hospital patient who stole an ambulance left running outside of a hospital.
After stealing the ambulance at the hospital, the patient made a stop at KFC. The suspect also stopped for cigarettes while in the stolen ambulance.
When stopped at a gas station with the stolen ambulance, the man told police he stole it because he needed a ride.