BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 38-year-old man having a medical crisis allegedly stole an ambulance in Baltimore early Monday morning, police said. The ambulance was recovered.
A Baltimore City Fire Department Medical Unit responded to a call for service in the 900 block of Seagull Avenue around 1:22 a.m.READ MORE: Growing Number Of Covid Deaths Among Vaccinated In Maryland Linked to Diabetes; Hogan Pushes Booster Shots As State Prepares To Vaccinate Children
When they were inside the location, a man jumped into an ambulance, which had keys inside running.
The man then took off towards Patapsco Avenue.READ MORE: At Least 10 People Shot, 1 Killed, Over The Weekend In Baltimore
When medics came out they radioed police and officers stopped the ambulance on Potee and South Hanover Street blocks from Harbor Hospital a short time later.
Officers took the man into custody without incident. The man told officers he was having a heart attack and took the ambulance to drive himself to the hospital.
After speaking with the man, the officers determined he was going through a medical crisis.MORE NEWS: 'It's Very Inappropriate': Cell Phone Video Captures Sex Act In Woodlawn High School Class
There was no damage to the ambulance when recovered by officers.