An Alabama man allegedly went to outrageous lengths to avoid going to a hospital after crashing his car, including stealing an ambulance and attempting to steal two horses.
Police in Boaz, Ala., say Matthew Todd, 24, was intoxicated during a crash this past Friday and arrested for DUI before being taken to an area hospital.
But while he was waiting for a room, he convinced hospital workers to let him go outside for a quick cigarette and, instead, attempted a quick getaway by jumping into an ambulance, according to WAFF-TV.
His plan didn't go as planned, according to Boaz Police Chief Todd Adams.
"He got the ambulance stuck at the end of Bernard Street and after that, he entered a barn and a connected pasture and tried to saddle two horses," Adams said, according to NBC News.
Anderson then stole another car, which he crashed. Then he stole another one and got away, but returned to the hospital the next day when he started bleeding from his original injuries, according to WHNT-TV. He was recognized and arrested.
Todd is charged with two counts of auto theft and one count of burglary and is being held on $7,500 bond, according to the Arizona Republic.