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Man who stole ambulance caught while ordering fast food in drive-thru with emergency lights on, HPD says

The man was taken into custody after police tracked the stolen ambulance to a Southwest Houston fast food restaurant.

HOUSTON — A man was taken into custody Thursday night after Houston police said he stole an ambulance.

The man was arrested after police said they found the ambulance in the drive-thru line of a fast-food restaurant in Southwest Houston.

Houston police said the ambulance was stolen while paramedics were on a call. The suspect is accused of jumping in the ambulance and driving away.

Authorities were able to track the stolen ambulance to a fast food restaurant at the intersection of South Post Oak and West Orem. They said the driver was at the drive-thru ordering food with the emergency lights flashing when they arrived.

He was taken into custody without further incident. It's unclear what the man will be charged with.