26-year-old Shane Hale was at a hospital in Hazard County, Kentucky and apparently needed a ride home.
Rather than, you know, calling for a ride from a friend or calling a cab the man decided he would just find his own way. Hale managed to get inside an ambulance while the crew was inside the hospital, and drive off in it.
An off-duty detective with the Kentucky State Police happened to come across the ambulance which was being driven erratically and pulled Hale over. When asked why he stole the ambulance Shane explained to the officer that he had needed a ride home and was going to call the ambulance service the next day.
Hale was arrested on DUI as well as Theft by Taking, Driving DUI on a Suspended License and Criminal Mischief. He is currently lodged at the Kentucky River Regional Jail on $40,000 bond.