Naked man arrested after taking ambulance on a joy ride - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Naked man arrested after taking ambulance on a joy ride

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PONOTOC COUNTY, MS (WMC) -

A naked man stole an ambulance and led police on a chase in Ponotoc County near Tupelo, Mississippi.

Dash cam video shows police chasing the ambulance, which they say a patient stole from Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Police say the unclothed driver has a mental illness.

They finally caught up with him at a church, where people inside say the naked man ran through the pews shouting, 'They're trying to kill me. They're trying to kill me.'

Police eventually arrested him and brought him back to the hospital for more mental evaluations.

The patient's name is not being released based on his medical condition.

In the meantime, local leaders are looking into changing policies and procedures in nearby hospitals to prevent something like this from happening again.

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