By CBS Baltimore Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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There was no damage to the ambulance when recovered by officers.

CBS Baltimore Staff