A patient has been arrested after an ambulance was stolen from a hospital in upstate New York.
A 47-year-old man was taken to a Manhattan hospital for observation Thursday, the AP news agency said, citing local police.
The ambulance in which the man was traveling was standing in front of the hospital without a key, empty and with the keys in it.
The man went out and drove 40 kilometers when the police tracked the ambulance with GPS, followed it and tried to stop it, but the driver didn’t stop.
The vehicle was eventually stopped when police applied tire sealant, which deflated the ambulance’s tires after the man tried to avoid it.
He was arrested on charges including aggravated theft, possession of stolen property, unlawful evasion of a police officer in a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol.