Texas man steals ambulance to buy fried chicken and cigarettes

An unnamed suspect took the rig from Cypress Creek Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Houston, and drove to a gas station to make his purchase


By News Staff

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A man was arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance from a psychiatric hospital.

According to Newsweek, the man, who is in his 60s, told police he “needed a ride” after they apprehended him at a gas station where he had stopped to purchase cigarettes after picking up fried chicken from KFC.

Officials said the ambulance had been left idling outside Cypress Creek Hospital, where the man was a former patient. (Photo/Cypress Creek Hospital)
Officials said the ambulance had been left idling outside Cypress Creek Hospital, where the man was a former patient. (Photo/Cypress Creek Hospital)

In an interview with ABC 6, officials said the ambulance had been left idling outside Cypress Creek Hospital, where the man was a former patient.

He was detained and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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