JACKSONVILLE, FL (CBS) - A man was arrested for auto theft after stealing an ambulance from a hospital, CBS affiliate WTEV reports.

Ezickel Ford, 54, stole a Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department rescue unit while it was parked in front of Baptist South Hospital, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Ford was put on medication earlier that day by his doctor. The new medication caused him to vomit, and he was taken to the hospital.

Ford told police he was tired of waiting at the hospital.

He walked out of the emergency room, realized the ambulance door was open, then got in and drive himself home.

"The rescue door was open and it was running and I just wanted to go home," Ford said.

The rescue unit was recovered a short time later by police at Ford's home. He was sitting on the front steps when police arrived to arrest him.


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