POLICE: Man stole ambulance after leading police on chase

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COLUMBIA - A man is in police custody after officials say he stole an ambulance, Thursday.

Officials took 40-year-old Sean M. Smith into custody at Midway Travel Plaza.

According to University of Missouri police, Smith was involved in a car chase with police that ended in Cooper County.

Officials took him to University Hospital by ambulance following the chase, to check for injuries.

MUPD said Smith stole a St. James, Missouri, ambulance and left the hospital.

Police later found the ambulance abandoned near Ashland Road.

A short time later, police found Smith and took him into custody.

MUPD said its considering charges against Smith.