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Well, that’s one way to make sure you get your order right.

A man in his 60s was arrested and taken into custody early Thursday after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a psychiatric hospital to make a food and cigarette run. Yes, a food run.

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The ambulance was tracked electronically after he was stolen from outside Cypress Creek Hospital according to deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle and the thief were found a couple miles south of the facility at a gas station located on W. RIchey at Ella.

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When deputies arrived, they found the suspect inside the ambulance with fried chicken from KFC and cigarettes. As to why he stole the vehicle, the man said he needed a ride. He’ll be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to deputies.

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He was previously a patient at the hospital where the stole the ambulance.

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