ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) - An Anderson man was arrested Friday morning after he stole an ambulance and crashed into five parked cars.
According to a release, around 4 a.m., Joseph Sandlin, 27, stole the ambulance that responded to a call in the Delaware Court Apartments, 120 W. 10th St. The medics were not in the vehicle during the alleged heist.
Sandlin allegedly drove the ambulance to Main Street and crashed into five parked cars, causing significant property damage.
Police officers found Sandlin sitting in the driver's seat. As he was being arrested, he told police he took hydrocodone and several other pills, including bath salts.
He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The release said when officers asked him why he stole the ambulance, he said "he took it because he wanted to find a police car and wreck into it so that we would shoot him."
Sandlin was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, a Class C felony; operating while intoxicated/drugs, a Class A misdemeanor; leaving the scene of a property damage accident, a Class B misdemeanor; and operator never licensed, a Class C misdemeanor. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Anderson City Court for domestic battery.
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