Man who stole HFD ambulance was caught ordering food at Jack in the Box drive-thru with lights on, police say

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police say they caught a man who tried to steal an ambulance. The heist came to an end after he was seen ordering food at a southwest Houston Jack in the Box drive-thru.

It happened in the 6100 block of Ludington Drive Thursday night.

According to the Houston Police Department, the ambulance was stolen while HFD first responders were out on a service call at a nearby apartment complex.

Police say the man jumped in the ambulance and drove off.

LISTEN: HPD tracks the stolen ambulance to a fast food restaurant drive-thru

“Officers tracked the ambulance to a fast food outlet where the driver was at the drive up ordering food with emergency lights,” read a tweet posted by HPD.

The suspect was later arrested and taken into custody. No injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation.

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