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Man Injured in DUI Crash Steals Ambulance

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

BOAZ, Ala. (AP) -- Police in Boaz say a man who was injured in a car crash has been arrested for stealing an ambulance after being taken to the hospital.

Reports Monday say that 24-year-old Matthew Todd, of Boaz, was intoxicated during a crash in Sardis Friday and was hospitalized afterward.

Authorities say Todd was waiting for a room and eventually took off in an ambulance. Police found the ambulance abandoned in Boaz the next morning and say Todd tried stealing a horse but did not know how to properly saddle it. When that failed, police say Todd stole a car, returned to the hospital for treatment and was arrested.

Police say Todd is charged with two counts of auto theft and one count of burglary. He's being held on $7,500 bond.


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