FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials in Fort Worth say a man stole an ambulance from outside a hospital and took it on a short joyride Tuesday night.
A MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokesperson said a crew had left an ambulance running — which is apparently standard procedure — while discharging a patient at the Medical City Fort Worth emergency room.READ MORE: Investigators Trying To Identify Armed Man Who Robbed Bank In Mesquite
Unbeknownst to the crew, when they used a remote key fob to lock the doors it malfunctioned, leaving at least 1 door unlocked.READ MORE: At Least 1,900 U.S. Military Guns Were Lost Or Stolen During The Last Decade
It was then that an adult male jumped in and drove it away.MORE NEWS: Southwest Airlines Jets Flying Again After Being Grounded Due To 'System-Wide Error'
It didn’t take long, after about 30 minutes and the use of GPS the suspect was found in the ambulance a short distance away in the 5000 block of Blackmore Avenue. The man was taken into custody at the scene.