Police: Man Took Ambulance, Said He Was Driving To Hospital

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man having a medical crisis stole an ambulance in Baltimore and told officers he was driving himself to the hospital, police said.

When a fire department medical unit responded to a call on Seagull Avenue early Monday, police said in a news release that a 38-year-old man jumped into the running ambulance and took off.

Medics radioed police and officers stopped the ambulance about a mile away, a few blocks from MedStar Harbor Hospital. Officers got the man out of the ambulance and he told them he was having a heart attack and took the ambulance so he could drive himself to the hospital, police said.

Officers determined that the man was going through a medical crisis, police said. There was no damage to the ambulance.

The man was taken to a hospital for an emergency evaluation, police spokeswoman Detective Chakia Fennoy said by telephone. She didn't have details on his condition.